April 9 Memorial in Rustavi

img_20170211_181927Name: April 9 Memorial

Location: Alley of Glory, Rustavi, Kvemo Kartli Region, Georgia

Opening date: April 9, 2016

Sculptor: Valeri Jikia

Additional information: The memorial is devoted to the victims of the tragedy, which occurred On April 9, 1989. On that day Soviet army attacked to the peaceful protesters in front of the Parliament House, Tbilisi, Georgia. Thousands of people on Rustaveli Avenue demanded restoration of independence of Georgia. Militaries used spades, tanks and poisoned gas. As a result, 21 persons died – 17 women and 4 men. Their age range: from 16 to 61 years old. among them a pregnant woman, schoolgirls, students)

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