As street protests continue in Georgia, the ruling Georgian Dream party has said they are ‘considering’ a proposal to introduce ‘multi-member constituencies’ to the electoral system. [Read more…]
Pro-government youth groups in Georgia have attacked anti-government protesters and opposition members, with several being injured. Protesters have been attacked in Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Mtskheta, and Zugdidi since Sunday. [Read more…]
The authorities in Tbilisi have dispersed protesters blockading the Georgian Parliament for the second time in a week. As temperatures reached below zero in the early hours of Tuesday, riot police moved in deploying a water cannon against protesters.
The Georgian authorities have cleared the area around parliament and Tbilisi’s central Rustaveli Avenue, deploying riot police and water cannons. Protesters had been blockading the entrances to parliament since Sunday evening, preventing MPs from entering. [Read more…]
Several Georgian opposition groups have vowed to prevent MPs from entering parliament after the ruling party failed to pass electoral reforms last week. Georgian Dream is facing street protests from an unprecedented spectrum of opposition groups over their U-turn over the reforms. [Read more…]