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10 Dec 2018 | 01:22 PM UTC

Georgia: Opposition protest planned in Tbilisi December 16 /update 4

Georgia News Alert

The political opposition alliance United National Movement (UNM) plans demonstration in Tbilisi on December 16 during the president-elect’s inauguration

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/16/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tbilisi). COUNTRY/REGION Abkhazia

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Leaders of the political opposition alliance United National Movement (UNM) party are planning to hold a demonstration in the capital Tbilisi on Sunday, December 16. The protest is scheduled to take place during the inauguration of president-elect Salome Zurabishvili. Specific details regarding the demonstration have not been released as of Thursday, December 6. Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around protest sites and the inauguration. Clashes between protesters and police, or with possible counter demonstrators, cannot be ruled out. 


The ruling Georgian Dream party's candidate, Salome Zurabishvili, won the second round of presidential elections against Grigol Vashadze of the UNM. Opposition groups have denounced alleged irregularities during the vote.


Individuals in Tbilisi are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all political demonstrations as a precaution.


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