News Alerts

19 Sep 2019 | 04:32 AM UTC

Georgia: Opposition protest in Tbilisi September 20 /update 11

Georgia News Alert

Opposition groups plan to protest in Tbilisi on September 20 to demand the resignation of the new prime minister; heightened security measures and traffic disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Tbilisi). COUNTRY/REGION Abkhazia

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

Political opposition groups are calling for supporters to rally in the capital Tbilisi on Friday, September 20, to demand the resignation of recently approved Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia. The demonstration is expected to be held outside of the parliament building. Opposition leaders are also denouncing perceived Russian influence in domestic affairs. A counter-protest by the Alliance of Patriots party may also take place.

Significant transportation and business disruptions are to be expected at and near any protest. A heightened security presence is anticipated, the use of force by police officers remains possible. Clashes between protesters and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

Georiga's parliament approved Gakharia as prime minister on September 8 after Mamuka Bakhtadze resigned earlier in the month. Opposition leaders had previously called for Gakharia to resign as interior minister after police violently dispersed protesters outside of the parliament building on June 20. At least 240 people, including 80 police officers, were wounded during the clashes.

Advice

Individuals in Tbilisi, and Georgia more generally, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news