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Intensification of Western protests in Georgia

The protestors of the Law of Foreign Agents in Georgia held another rally in front of the parliament building and then moved towards Heroes' Square and at the same moment blocked the traffic on Chavchavadze Street.
– International news

According to the international group Tasnim News Agency, with the approval of the “foreign influence” bill in the Georgian Parliament, The pro-Western protesters of this country blocked a street in Tbilisi by intensifying their protests.

According to the Guardian, the Parliament of Georgia has passed a law called “Bill” “Foreign representatives” are said; A bill that pro-Western protesters refer to as the “Russia Bill”. “Foreign agents” will be approved in the Georgian Parliament today

Clash between protesters and the police in Georgia

According to the bill – which passed by 84 votes to 30 on Tuesday – non-governmental organizations and independent media that receive more than 20 percent of their budget from Foreign donors receive must be recognized as organizations that “protect the interests of a foreign power”.

The passage of the bill sparked immediate protests, with opponents rallying in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi since Tuesday morning. And at the same time, a large number of police forces surrounded the protesters, while special forces were also stationed in the inner courtyard.

However, this bill is now facing a possible veto by the president of Georgia, which the parliament The country can override it in an additional vote.

Critics say the bill — which they call the “Russia Law” — could be used to threaten civil liberties; Because a similar law was passed in the Russian parliament in 2012.

According to the western media, the protests of these days in Tbilisi are one of the biggest protests of the last 30 years in this country; About 50 universities have also announced that they will join the protests. However, Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze said in a televised meeting on Sunday that the ruling party “Georgian Dream” will definitely reject the foreign agents bill. The third reading will pass this week. He threatened the protesters that they will be prosecuted if they resort to violence. “Bidzina Ivanishvili”, the former prime minister of Georgia, also supported this law last month, saying that this law is for the exercise of Georgian sovereignty. It is necessary against the western powers. He said that the Westerners are trying to push Georgia into confrontation with Russia.

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© Webangah News Hub has translated this news from the source of Tasnim News Agency
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