Rustaveli Avenue in the center of Tbilisi was restored to traffic after the street was blocked due to a protest against the law on foreign agents. The police and special forces left the area, and water cannons were also taken away from there. This was reported by the Georgian agency Interpressnews.
According to the agency, the last protesters also left Rustaveli Square. Now the cleaning service has arrived to clean up the area.
On March 7, a protest rally against the law on foreign agents was held in front of the Georgian parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi. The protesters tried to break into the parliament building, the police and special forces dispersed them with water cannons and tear gas. Some protesters threw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement officers, one of them hit the parliament building.
The police began dispersing the rally around 01:30 local time (00:30 Moscow time). By 04:00 local time (03:00 Moscow time), the protesters dispersed. It was reported about the victims and detainees, their number is unknown. The opposition announced another rally, which will be held on the afternoon of March 8.
The adoption of the law on foreign agents is supported by the ruling Georgian Dream party. In the evening the document was adopted in the first reading. Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili supported the protesters and promised to veto the law.
About the bill – in the material “Kommersant” “Georgia is looking for foreign agents.”
Protesters against the adoption of the law on foreign agents demolished the iron fences put up by the police near the building of the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi. They are trying to break into the parliament building, Sputnik Georgia reports. Earlier, a Molotov cocktail hit the parliament building, with which protesters threw police.
In the courtyard of the Parliament, the police used water cannons and tear gas against the protesters, writes the local newspaper Paper Kartuli. Smoke is visible from one of the windows on the third floor of the building.
According to RTVI, citing a correspondent, the protesters are carrying iron fences to the street, where clashes with policemen are taking place, and are building barricades.
Later, protesters began throwing stones at the windows of parliament, writes RTVI. According to Sputnik Georgia, six protesters were detained. Special forces are sent from Freedom Square to the parliament building.
This morning, March 7, a protest rally against the law on foreign agents is taking place in front of the Georgian Parliament building on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi…
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