Photo: Irakli Gedenidze / Reuters
The interior Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia declared readiness to resign amid protests in the capital. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“No problem, I’ll resign if necessary”, — quotes its words Agency. In addition, he urged protesters to obey police.
Georgian opposition stormed the Parliament in Tbilisi the evening of June 20. The protesters are demanding the resignation of the speaker, Irakli Kobakhidze, who is on visit to Baku. The opposition declared him a traitor. Published footage shows how the police tried to contain protesters. Despite this, the crowd continued to storm the building and throwing debris at police.
Before that protesters threw bottles and poured water state Duma Deputy from the Communist party Sergey Gavrilov. He headed the Russian delegation at the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy, but the session was interrupted due to the fact that the MP opened the event, sitting in the seat of the head of the Georgian Parliament.
Georgia broke off diplomatic relations with Russia in 2008, in response to Moscow’s recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
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