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09 November 2020, 11:47

Two people suffer in Tbilisi when protest was dispersed with water cannons

Policemen met the protesters demanding to cancel the results of the parliamentary elections when they approached the CEC building in Tbilisi with jets from water cannons. As a result, at least two people were injured.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 8, the action demanding to cancel the results of the parliamentary elections in Georgia brought together about 10,000 people, according to organizers. The protesters expressed their distrust of the ruling party, the "Georgian Dream", which refused to fulfil the opposition's ultimatum, which gave it time until 8:00 p.m. local time on November 8.

Let us remind you that on October 31, parliamentary elections were held in Georgia; the opposition refused to recognize the results thereof.

After the term of the ultimatum put forward by the opposition to the authorities expired, protesters went from the parliament building to the building of the Central Election Commission (CEC), the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent, who attended the action, reports.

According to the "Mtavari Arkhi" TV Channel, about 45,000 people took part in the protests on November 8 – 25,000 gathered at the parliament building, 13,000 – at the Palace of Pioneers, and other 7,000 – at the Tbilisi Mariott Hotel.

At about 9:40 p.m. local time, protesters approached the CEC building, where law enforcers were already waiting for them behind a wire fence. They met the protesters with jets of water cannons, in response, protesters began throwing stones. It was rather cold in Tbilisi – no more than seven degrees Celsius.

Water cannons were used against protesters twice, the "Georgia-Online" reports, adding that two persons were injured by water cannons.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 9, 2020 at 04:11 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Beslan Kmuzov, Galina Gotua, Inna Kukudzhanova; Source: CK correspondents

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