Riot police have deployed rubber bullets and tear gas against protesters in northeast Georgia’s Pankisi Valley after local residents tried to prevent the resumption of work on a hydropower plant in the valley.
Hundreds of taxi drivers took to the streets on Thursday to protest new taxi regulations introduced by the Tbilisi City Hall, which among other things, requires drivers to paint their cars white. The drivers rode together through Tbilisi beeping their horns stopping outside the residence of Georgian Dream chair and former PM Bidzina Ivanishvili. [Read more…]
A transgender human rights activist was asked to leave Armenia’s parliament, the National Assembly, after giving an impassioned speech to MP’s calling for more protection for transgender people in the country. [Read more…]
The authorities of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, on Georgia's Black Sea coast, have said they may abandon plans to construct a hydropower plant in Machakhela. [Read more…]
Three leaders and several participants of Ingush protests against the land swap deal with Chechnya were arrested this week.
Thousands of protesters have returned to the streets of Ingushetia’s largest city, Nazran, to oppose a land deal with neighbouring Chechnya. The authorities have responded by banning further protests and firing the republic’s interior minister and disbanding a local police unit after reports they sided with protesters against units of the Russian National Guard. [Read more…]
Around 50 people blocked a federal motorway in the Russian Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria on 16 March in protest against the leasing of state land to a local businessman. [Read more…]
Over 100 taxi drivers blocked Tbilisi’s central Rustaveli Avenue on Wednesday on foot and in their cars in protest against new taxi regulations introduced by the city hall. [Read more…]
Georgia’s social workers will begin a strike on Monday after negotiations with the Ministry of Health failed to achieve a resolution to their complaints. Staff from the Social Services Agency are demanding more resources and better working conditions. [Read more…]