Protests in Georgia are gaining momentum
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Participants in a protest rally near the Georgian parliament, provoked by the adoption of the “Russian law” by the parliament in the first reading, threw “Molotov cocktails” at the security forces. The moment was shown live by the Mtavari TV channel.
Clashes with security forces intensified after law enforcement officers used pepper gas and water cannons against demonstrators.
As a result of the actions of the police, there are victims. Studio Monitor published their photo. Ambulances provide first aid to demonstrators.
According to SOVA, the country’s Ombudsman, Levan Ioseliani, appointed today, came to the place of the rally to assess how proportionally force is used against the protesters. The demonstrators threw an egg at him, it hit him in the head.
An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and special forces remain on the spot.