Protest rally near Tbilisi Sakrebulo, October 10, 2017. Photo by Inna Kukudzhanova for the Caucasian Knot.

10 October 2017, 17:02

300 people go to protest action in Tbilisi

The protesters came to the Tbilisi City Council (Sakrebulo) building with a demand to remove from the agenda an issue on transfer of two land plots to the Bidzina Ivanishvili's company. Some of the protestors were detained.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 29, the Tbilisi City Council supported the change in the status of the land plot in the area of Pushkin Square. The opposition has claimed delegates from the "Georgian Dream" Party act in the interests of Bidzina Ivanishvili, since his company plans to build an underground parking on the land plot in question. The second disputable land plot of about 5000 square meters is located on Mount Tabor, and it is planned to build an irrigation system there.

This afternoon, activists and supporters of the "United National Movement" (UNM) and "European Georgia" Parties have come to the Tbilisi Sakrebulo building and demanded to postpone the issue on changing the status of the land plots before the elections, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

"We demand to remove the issue from the agenda before the elections to the local self-government bodies. We believe the people should decide by themselves who will enter the Tbilisi Sakrebulo and how to solve the issue," the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Zaza Bibilashvili, one of the leaders of the UNM Party.

Several activists of the "United National Movement" Party were detained while trying to break into the City Council building, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondent

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