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Chaos on the streets of Georgia and reactions after the adoption by the parliament of the law on “foreign agents”

Thousands of people protested in Georgia on Tuesday evening, May 14, after parliament passed a controversial Russian-inspired “foreign agents” bill, while the US warned it may review relations with Tbilisi. During the third and final reading of the bill yesterday, 84 Georgian MPs voted “for” and 30 “against”. In front of the parliament about 2,000 demonstrators had gathered shouting: “No to the Russian law!”, while a large police force had been deployed at the scene. Protesters later blocked a major avenue in central Tbilisi, while 13 people were arrested “because they did not comply with police orders,” according to the interior ministry. The bill must now be signed by Georgian President Salome Zourabivili, who has said she will veto it. However, parliament can override this by holding a new vote on the bill. Under the bill, all organizations that receive more than 20% of their funding from abroad will be labeled […]
Source: News Beast

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