Protest rally in Tbilisi, November 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze

17 February 2020, 21:40

Law enforcers try to disrupt protest near Georgian parliament

In Tbilisi, oppositionists started an action in front of the parliament building to protest against the appointment of Irakli Shotadze the General Prosecutor of Georgia. As a result, a clash occurred between protesters and law enforcers.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 7, by majority of votes, members of the Prosecutor's Council elected Irakli Shotadze as a candidate for the position of the General Prosecutor of Georgia, while human rights defenders opposed his return to the position. After that, the Prosecutor's Council should submit a candidate for the position of the General Prosecutor to parliament.

Today, members of the opposition movement "Lelo" have come to the parliament building to protest against the appointment of Irakli Shotadze the General Prosecutor of Georgia. The protesters hung a pair of sneakers on a metal fence near one of the parliament's entrances and started pounding on the fence, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent was told by Irakli Sulava, who took part in a protest action.

The protest rally is connected with the fact that today, the legal committee of the parliament was questioning Irakli Shotadze, a candidate for the position of the General Prosecutor. The police tried to calm down the protesters, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reported.

A clash between the protesters and the law enforcers occurred at the place of the protest action, the "InterPressNews" reports. No information about victims or detainees was reported.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on February 17, 2020 at 02:54 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Beslan Kmuzov; Source: CK correspondent

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