Thousands of protesters have clashed with riot police in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi at a demonstration triggered by a Russian MP’s appearance in Georgia’s legislative body. Dozens were hospitalised as police deployed tear gas, rubber bullets, and a water cannon during the clashes, which escalated as protesters attempted to storm the parliament. [Read more…]
Azərbaycan, Gürcüstan kitabxanalarına ermənilər əleyhinə nifrət danışığı olan kitablar göndərməkdədir. Kitabxanaların özləri bu mövzuda problem görməsə də, Gürcüstan azəriləri bunun etnik problemlərin ortaya çıxmasına səbəb ola biləcəyindən qorxur.
Azerbaijan has been supplying Georgian libraries with books containing hate speech against Armenians. While the libraries don’t see them as a problem, some Azerbaijani Georgians fear they might help plant the seeds of ethnic tension.
A by-election in Tbilisi’s Mtatsminda District will go to a second round after preliminary results showed no candidate gaining above 50% of votes.
Queer rights activists abstained from holding a demonstration in Tbilisi for this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia over safety concerns. Next month, Tbilisi is expected to host its first ever queer pride event. [Read more…]
The key witness in the trial over the murder of Vitali Safarov in Tbilisi has testified that Safarov was killed because he was Jewish. [Read more…]
Two competing rallies were held in Tbilisi on 9 May, the Day of Victory over Fascism, with groups marching in the name of the Immortal Regiment, many of whom held portraits of Stalin, confronted by protesters waving anti-Putin and pro-EU and NATO signs. [Read more…]
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze has appointed Interior Minister and Vice Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia secretary of the powerful new National Security Council. Critics said the move was another consolidation of power in the hands of a trusted confidant of Georgian Dream party chair Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Three people have been injured working on the construction of Georgia’s controversial Panorama Tbilisi project. Video footage from immediately after the accident showed that safety rules were not being followed on the site. [Read more…]