Representatives of the opposition European Georgia party’s youth wing and Daitsavi Archevani (Defend the Choice) non-governmental organization are protesting outside the parliament building.
They displayed a banner depicting Georgian lawmakers. Protesters plan to award MPs with symbolic Russian MP Gavrilov’s medals.
“We decided to award medals to slaves of the Russian State Duma MP Gavrilov. Georgian lawmakers applauded Gavrilov and repeated his words that Nika Melia (UNM Chair) should be punished,” Lasha Eliadze, one of the protesters, claimed.
According to demonstrators, Nika Melia had a legitimate protest against the Russian occupant’s visit and presiding over the Georgian parliament session.
Members of the Daitsavi Archevani (Defend the Choice) non-governmental organization alleged there are political prisoners in Georgia. They demand fulfillment of the March 8 Agreement and the release of Giorgi Rurua, founder and shareholder of Mtavari Arkhi TV.
Georgian Parliament will vote for MP Nika Melia’s mandate termination during Tuesday’s plenary session.