British Ambassador: We Remember the Struggle for Freedom

The British Ambassador to Georgia, Mr. Justin McKenzie Smith, has responded to the 31st anniversary of the April 9 tragedy on social media. 

"Today, we remember those who gave their lives for Georgia’s freedom. We remember the struggle for independence," the Ambassador tweeted both in Georgian and in English. 

31 years have passed since 9 April 1989. The April 9 tragedy (also known as Tbilisi massacre or Tbilisi tragedy) refers to the events in Tbilisi, when an anti-Soviet demonstration on central Rustaveli Avenue was dispersed by the Soviet Army, resulting in 21 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

By Ana Dumbade 

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