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01 May 2019 | 12:35 AM UTC

Georgia: Labor unions call for protest in Tbilisi May 1

Georgia News Alert

Labor unions to hold a demonstration in Tbilisi for employee rights on International Workers' Day May 1; traffic and business disruptions to be anticipated

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/30/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tbilisi). COUNTRY/REGION Abkhazia

Event

The Georgian Trade Unions Federation is planning to hold a protest in Tbilisi on Wednesday, May 1, in observance of International Workers' Day. Protesters are expected to gather at 17:00 (local time) outside the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia to demand better working conditions. Transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the capital. A heightened security presence is to be anticipated near related gatherings.

Context

International Workers' Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world. Related gatherings are commonly associated with international labor, socialist, and communist movements.

Advice

Individuals in Tbilisi are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, budget additional time to travel around demonstration sites, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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