At the end of this story, I saw some new details (at least new to me):
Pro-government lawmakers were thrown out of parliament -- and Shevardnadze was hustled out of the chamber by bodyguards. "I will not resign," he vowed outside the building as he boarded a vehicle and was driven off, escorted by troops in riot gear.
He later went on national television, surrounded by uniformed officers of the internal security forces and declaring a 30-day state of emergency. "Order will be restored and the criminals will be punished," he vowed.
While the interior minister -- who is in charge of police -- vowed loyalty, there were signs of dissent elsewhere in the security services.
Georgia's top security official, Tedo Dzhaparidze, acknowledged Friday that the election had been fraudulent and said he favored a new parliamentary vote.
On Saturday night, independent Rustavi-2 television broadcast a statement from a military commander who said he would not obey if ordered to move against protesters.
It's looking more and more like there really is going to be a farily bloodless revolution.