On Saturday, May 30, in the Georgian town of Rustavi was stopped broadcasting the opposition of "Maestro." It was reported "Interfax" the television director, Mamuka Glonti.
According to Glonti, "government interest" is to turn off the "Maestro" in this city because of Rustavi is the third largest city in Georgia. Director of the channel also announced that it intends in the near future to invite the international organizations, embassies and the media has requested to express solidarity with the "Maestro."
According to RIA Novosti, on the morning of Saturday, Mamuka Glonti contacted by representatives of cable television, Rustavi and was told that they would interrupt the broadcast television due to "pressure the authorities." Furthermore, according to the Agency for uncertain reasons, broadcast television also suspended Kakhetinsky City Akhmeta .
"This new wave of democracy Saakashvili, is a manifestation of his desire for dialogue," - the view of the reasons for going Mamuka Glonti in an interview with RIA Novosti.
In turn, one of the leaders of the party "Movement for a unified Georgia," said Eka Beselia Interfax that if broadcasting "Maestro" in Rustavi will not be renewed, the opposition from Tuesday, June 2, will be held in this city protest.
As the "Interfax", the TV "Maestro" in a live broadcast virtually all of the opposition rallies.
During the night on May 25, 2009, in Tbilisi, near the entrance to the building of the channel, an explosion occurred in which no one was hurt. Representatives of the "Maestro" saw the incident as a terrorist attack.
At the channel aired the popular program "Camera Number Five", which is singer George Gachechiladze (stage nickname - Utsnobi, that is "unknown"). George had to a brother to one of the leaders of the united opposition leader Levan Gachechiladze.
Studio Program is decorated in the style of a prison cell, and the singer from time to time states that do not leave it until Saakashvili leaves resigned. Program in the style of reality show is broadcast in January 2009. Utsnobi has repeatedly violated the voluntary confinement for participating in opposition rallies.
Protests are continuing in Georgia, 9 April 2009. Opposition call for the resignation of Saakashvili, and insist on holding early parliamentary and presidential elections. Georgian President to compromise the opposition is not going to.