TBILISI, DFWatch–Members of Mikheil Saakashvili’s National Movement party have taken the last two days off from work in parliament in order to prepare for a big rally on April 19.

One of the party’s leaders, Davit Bakradze, on Wednesday explained that for two days they won’t be able to work in committee sessions and plenary sessions.

One months ago, UNM officials announced that there would be a rally in front of the old parliament building in Tbilisi.

The party’s representatives have three times suspended work in parliament in the past as a sign of protest. The last time they protested against the charges against Tbilisi Mayor Gigi Ugulava. Parliamentarians traveled from Kutaisi to the capital to support him and protest against him being questioned.