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Participants of protest actions in the center of Tbilisi, which before was dispersed by law enforcement agencies, again set up tents in front of the Parliament of Georgia. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.
Protesters set up about 10 tents in the square in front of Parliament. “Nothing changes and protest demanding the resignation of the government and appointment of early parliamentary elections under the proportional system continues,” said one of the leaders of the opposition parties “European Georgia,” Akaki Bobokhidze.
According to him, on the morning of Tuesday, November 19, the city court of Tbilisi will be held the trials of the 37 detainees on the eve for hooliganism and disobedience to police. “All these people detained for political reasons, and we demand their immediate release,” — said the politician.
18 November, Georgian police used special equipment during the dispersal of protests near the Parliament building in Tbilisi. Before the RAID the police gave the protesters a half hour to leave the square in front of Parliament.
The protests in Tbilisi began on 14 November after the Parliament failed to pass amendments to the Constitution of Georgia. The changes involve the transition from a mixed electoral system of parliamentary elections on proportional. Among the protesters demands — early parliamentary elections in the conditions of the interim government and the withdrawal of the party “Georgian dream” in power.
Demands to reform the electoral law and early parliamentary elections were first heard from the opposition during the protests in Tbilisi in late June. While initially people took to the streets with anti-Russian slogans after the scandal at the session of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy — a number of deputies did not like what Sergey Gavrilov, the Chairman of the session, occupied the speaker’s chair.
As a result of unsuccessful attempt of storm of 20 June affected about 240 people. The Georgian authorities have accused supporters of former President Mikheil Saakashvili.
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