May 30, 2024

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Georgian MP appears in parliament after assault

Georgian MP appears in parliament after assault

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For days, protests against the “foreign influence” bill were violently suppressed by the police. On Wednesday, around sixty pro-European demonstrators were arrested.

“Look at me! What you see, these traces on my body are the traces of Russia. Levan Kabishvili, head of the United National Movement, the main opposition party to jailed former president Mikheil Saakashvili, appeared in the Georgian parliament with a swollen face, his nose and hands bandaged. The MP attended a protest on Tuesday night against the “Foreign Influence” Act. was attacked.

The late-night pro-EU rally was violently suppressed by police who used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters. These demonstrators see the bill on “foreign influence” as a Russian law to use the mask of opposition. Member of Parliament Levan Khabeishvili was badly beaten and had to be treated.

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