There was tension on the streets of the Georgian capital, with a protest against the presidency of Mikhail Saakashvili.
Up to 10,000 people have marked the first anniversary of a police crackdown on opposition demonstrators.
The new protest comes just months after Georgia was defeated in a war with Russia.
One opposition leader said: â€œWe are asking for free elections in the spring, but with free media, free courts and free election legislation.â€
Observers say anger about Georgiaâ€™s losses in the conflict over the breakway region of South Ossetia have added to discontent among opponents.
However, two big opposition parties stayed away from todayâ€™s protest, citing the need for post-war unity against Russia.
Tens of thousands of Georgians displaced by the fighting remain homeless with winter approaching.