I wanted to write an eloquent post about the events of April 9th, 1989. But I just can't. Please watch the video, it's only 7 minutes. I lived in Georgia at that time and could have easily been present at the demonstration. The total number of deaths was 20 (most killed immediately, some died in the hospital). These were mostly women... It was later explained to us that women are more vulnerable to the chemical gas used by the Soviet Special Forces.
Sorry, the title of this video should read April 9, 1989 (not 1980).
Here is from Wikipedia:
One of the victims of the attack was a 16-year-old girl who tried to get away from the advancing soldiers, but was chased down and beaten to death near the steps of the government building, receiving blows to the head and chest. She was dragged out of the area by her mother who was also attacked and wounded. This particularly violent attack was recorded on video from the balcony a building located on the other side of the avenue.