Protesters in Tbilisi demand not to increase electricity tariffs. Screenshot: https://rustavi2.ge/ka/news/219583

18 January 2022, 13:47

Tbilisi: protesters demand not to raise electricity tariffs

On January 17, in Tbilisi, near the office of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC), an action was held by several dozen people, who protested against the increase in electricity tariffs.

They also demanded a meeting with GNERC bosses; some of the protesters tried to break into the office; and they clashed with policemen; as a result, two protesters were detained, the "Rustavi-2" TV Channel reported in the evening of January 17 on its website.

The Channel has also posted a video showing several dozen people crowded near the entrance to the building. Police are trying to convoy the detainees to the police vehicle, while the crowd, in its turn, is trying to fight their comrades back from law enforcers. As a result, policemen managed to force the detainees into the police car.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 18, 2022 at 07:23 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: The Caucasian Knot

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