Posted: 09.03.2023 09:27:00

Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in Georgia

Riot police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protest rally participants near Parliament building in Tbilisi, TASS reports


It is informed that the protesters tried to break through the metal fences and got close to the Parliament gates. From its courtyard, security forces released water to drive people away. Riot police also used tear gas. A water cannon was placed on the street adjacent to the legislative body building.

Security forces pushed the protesters away from the official entrances to the Parliament to the front on Rustaveli Avenue and took up positions for further dispersal of people. The siren sounded, and the Interior Ministry employees asked people to go away through a loudspeaker.

On March 8th, protests against the Parliament’s adoption of a bill on foreign agents broke out in Tbilisi.