In Tbilisi, thousands of people protested against the law on foreign agents

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13 May 2024

On Saturday, May 11, thousands of Georgian citizens took to Europe Square in Tbilisi to protest against the adoption of the scandalous law on “foreign agents.” As Censor.NET reports, Echo of the Caucasus reports this.

The protest in the Georgian capital on May 11 was announced as perhaps the largest ever in protests against the law “On Transparency of Foreign Influence.”

People began to gather for the “European March” early in the evening in three different places and moved from there to Europe Square with Georgian and EU flags, shouting slogans.

The protesters also entered the office of the leading Georgian Dream party, where dozens of police officers were on duty.

Opponents of the high-profile bill also address those present from the stage. Among them are musicians and writers. In particular, Nino Katamadze gave a speech.
Protests in Georgia against the law on “foreign agents”

Thousands of people have been protesting against the law on “foreign agents” for several weeks in Georgia.

On the night of May 1, the country's police used pepper spray, tear gas, water cannons against demonstrators, and violence was also used against the detainees.

It was also reported that 63 protesters were detained.

On May 1, the Georgian parliament adopted the so-called bill on “foreign agents” in the second reading.

The head of the Georgian government, Irakli Kobakhidze, said that the vote on the bill in the third, final reading will take place “in two weeks.” President Zurabishvili assured that she would veto the document, but the party in power, the Georgian Dream, has enough votes to overcome it.

On May 7, more than 30 members of the European Parliament called on EU High Representative Josep Borrell to suspend Georgia’s EU candidate status.

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