EVENTS IN GEORGIA
The police intervened in the students who surrounded the Georgian Parliament building..
Thousands of Georgian citizens gathered in front of the parliament building to react to the ‘transparency of foreign influence’ law approved in the parliament. While the law, which the President claimed “may have been approved under the influence of Russia” and declared that he would veto, caused confusion, the citizens surrounding the building were dispersed by the police.
When demonstrators protesting the approval of the law on “transparency of foreign influence” in Georgia tried to surround the Parliament building, it was dispersed by the security forces using tear gas and water cannon. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the Parliament building on Shota Ruataveli Street in the capital Tbilisi at night, and held a demonstration against the law about the “transparency of foreign influence” approved in the parliament the previous day. Some of the demonstrators who tried to surround the Parliament building, demanding the annulment of the law, broke the windows of the building. Demonstrators removed the iron barrier erected at the entrance of the parliament and damaged several police cars. The demonstrators were dispersed with the intervention of the security forces using tear gas and water cannon. Police detained several demonstrators.
REACTION FROM THE PRESIDENT TO THE LAW
President Salome Zurabishvili, who had contacts in the USA, addressed the demonstrators gathered in front of the Parliament via teleconference the previous day. Claiming that the law on “transparency of foreign influence” approved by the parliament may actually have been prepared “on the orders” of Russia, Zurabishvili said, “This law should be repealed no matter what.” he said. “I said from day one that I would veto this law, and I will,” Zurabishvili said. had used the phrase.
A FIGHT STARTED IN THE PARLIAMENT
In the Georgian Parliament, the draft law on intelligence activities of foreign countries caused fights among deputies during the talks on 3 and 6 March. The bill submitted to the parliament by the opposition “People’s Power” party, which was composed of some deputies who had previously left the ruling “Georgian Imagination” party, was met with reaction from other opposition parties. Representatives of some opposition parties opposing the law in question demanded the withdrawal of the regulation, which they argue is similar to the “law on foreign agents” in Russia. The demonstrators, who gathered in front of the parliament building the day before after the law was approved and tried to block an entrance of the building, were dispersed by the security forces using tear gas and pressurized water. It is stated that more than 70 protesters were detained and 50 police officers were injured during the demonstrations that started the previous day.
EVENTS IN GEORGIA