The 6-meter-high statue was removed in the dead of the night in an unannounced operation. Georgian media said police tried to prevent journalists from filming the process, beating some of them.Video is at the link. Here are some photos of the museum; here is a shot of the statue and some background on the fight over it. Seems ol' Djugashvili is still crushing media freedom, even from beneath six truckloads of cement.
Local officials said the statue is to be moved to the courtyard of a museum dedicated to Stalin and replaced on the main square by a monument to victims of Georgia's 2008 war with Russia.
(Aside, Baku's statue of Nariman Narimanov is still standing proud.)