Georgia, Tbilisi.  Another day of protests.  Special forces in action

Demonstrations took place in Georgia for the second day in a row.

Currently, there are no demonstrators at the central, rear and side entrances to the Parliament building. The area in front of Parliament, where thousands of protestors turned out, is reported by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency, completely occupied by individuals in military uniform.

Earlier, AFP reported that police used tear gas and water cannons against several hundred people who tried to force the gates of the Georgian parliament.

Frames appeared on social media showing protesters trying to break the building’s windows with rocks. The Interpress News Agency reported the casualties but gave no details.

Giorgi Vashadze, head of the Agmashenebeli Strategic Group, called for calm. Earlier, during the protest, he “gave the authorities an hour” to withdraw from the new draft regulations and release the arrested participants in the demonstration on Tuesday.

Foreign Clients Act. what is he talking about?

Recall, Wednesday is the second day of demonstrations in Tbilisi. Many demonstrators gathered spontaneously on Tuesday in front of Parliament. The next day, organized columns came in front of the building – one formed the students, the other – the participants in the Women’s March.

The students make up a large group of protesters. According to the BBC, they cannot imagine Georgia abandoning its current pro-Western course in foreign policy and entering Russia’s sphere of influence.

See: Georgia: Fight in Parliament and Street Protests. Demonstration against “Russian law”

66 people were arrested during the riots on Tuesday. Dozens of demonstrators and officers were injured. Late Wednesday afternoon, 10 more detainees were announced.

The “Foreign Agents” law, launched by the ruling Georgian Dream Party, will, in the opinion of many observers, limit media freedom and affect civil society, and its adoption may mean an authoritarian shift in the authorities’ policy. in Tbilisi.

The bill, which was adopted on Tuesday in first reading, imposes on all organizations that receive more than 20 percent of their funds from abroad, the obligation to register as “foreign agents”. Entities that do not comply with these regulations will face high fines.

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