Shortly after our bus came to a stop as the crowd approached.
We discovered as the crowd reached our bus that they were really protesters risking their lives by speaking out and by displaying a Georgian flag.
The crowd smiling and giving us the 'thumbs up' sign once they discovered we were Americans.
Within days of our departure, the Red Army marched into Tbilisi and shelled the city and its citizens, as the wire service noted above, killing 21 people. As then, I recall this anniversary with great sadness, and hope none of the wonderful people I met were victims.