Georgia: The story of a dissapointment
November 2003. Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. People are protesting against Eduard Shevardnadze, demanding he step down as president. 35-year old Mikhail Saakashvili storms the parliament – he is wearing a bulletproof vest under his coat. His supporters are holding roses. The new revolution needed a symbol. Saakashvili challenged the man who had supported and defended him. This happens in politics: a new page in history often starts with betrayal.