Youth movement wants United National Movement abolished

Anti-UNM really in Tbilisi. The caption read: "It won't work!" Photo by IPN, 15 Oct 2014 - 16:34, Tbilisi,Georgia

A group of Georgian youth are demanding former ruling and current major oppositional party of Georgia - United National Movement (UNM) be abolished.

The group, who called themselves Free Generation, held a peaceful picket outside the party’s political office in Tbilisi. The group claimed the party members were criminals and the entire UNM team needed to be arraigned.

Free Generation leader Lado Sadghlobelashvili said the group were aware UNM were at the forefront of a recent case of kidnapping.

Meanwhile, another group of youth who supported UNM gathered inside the party’s office. Police set up a cordon between the two opposing groups to avoid a possible clash.

The tense situation was improved after the anti-UNM group left the site about an hour ago.