The police used water cannons and teargas in a crackdown on a protest against the so-called Foreign Agents bills at the Georgian Parliament building.
Previously, the Ministry of Internal Affairs urged demonstrators to leave, warning them to employ “legal powers against demonstration participants to restore law and order and preserve civic peace.”
Once the plenary session concluded, the situation around the Parliament turned tense, and some rally participants proceeded towards the Parliament’s entryway, where lawmakers usually exit the legislative body.
Participants in the rally are protesting the People’s Power-tabled so-called Foreign Agents bills. The Parliament approved the proposed legislation On the Transparency of Foreign Influence in its first reading earlier today.