At the end of June, the European Union is to announce its decision on Georgia’s candidacy status. While anticipating the EU response, a rally is to take place on June 20, at 20:00. Protesters will gather in front of the Parliament to demonstrate the commitment of the Georgian people to the European choice and Western values. At 21:00, demonstrators will march on to Europe Square, where the conclusive part of the event will be held.
“Europe is the historical choice and an aspiration of Georgians, for which all generations have made sacrifices. The tangible act of our historical aspiration is the Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. We, Georgians, created one of the most progressive documents in the world at that time and declared our connection with Europe based on shared values.
“A century has passed and the Russian Federation now opposes the Western choice of Ukraine with new military aggression. Against the background of the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Ukrainian people, there is an unprecedented chance for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova to become part of the European Union and return to where our roots and aspirations are,” reads the statement issued by the Organizers of the rally.
As noted by organizers, the citizens of Georgia may not agree on many issues, but freedom, peace, economic sustainability, protection of human rights, and justice are the values that unite them all, which would be guaranteed by integration with the European Union.