Thousands of Georgians poured into the streets Thursday and Friday to protest their government’s inaction following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Why it matters: Georgia was the one under attack in 2008 when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered forces to attack and occupy the former Soviet republic.

Photo of someone holding a sign that says "Inaction kills!"
People gather for a rally in support of Ukraine in front of the Georgian government administration building on Feb. 25 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Daro Sulakauri via Getty Images
Photo of a protester holding a sign of the Ukraine flag and another that has the photo of Putin with the words "Bloody killer"
People stage a protest against Russia’s military operation in Ukraine on Feb. 25 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Davit Kachkachishvili/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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People protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine at Republic Square during nighttime in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Feb. 24. Photo: Davit Kachkachishvili/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Photo of three people holding a giant Ukraine flag and wearing yellow and blue
Demonstrators wave a large Ukrainian flag as Georgians rally in support of Ukraine on Feb. 24 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Daro Sulakauri via Getty Images
Photo of people holding signs and waving flags in support of Ukraine at night in front of a large lit-up building
Demonstrators hold placards and wave flags during a rally in support of Ukraine in Tbilisi on Feb. 25. Photo: Vano Shlamov/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of a person in a truck waving a Ukraine flag in their left hand and a Georgian flag in their right at a protest at night
A demonstrator waves flags at a rally in support of Ukraine on Feb. 24 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Photo: Daro Sulakauri via Getty Images

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