Violent clashes erupted in Georgia’s capital aginst government, 50 officials injured

Georgia: Violent clashes erupted in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, as protesters gathered to oppose the government’s plan to introduce a “foreign agent” legislation. The proposed law has been compared to Russian law used to suppress dissenting voices.

This comes after lawmakers in the ex-Soviet Caucasus nation gave initial backing for the draft law.

“Law enforcement officers have detained 66 protesters in accordance with articles… on minor hooliganism and disobeying legal requests of law enforcement officers,” the interior ministry stated.

“As a result of violent protest by huge number of citizens, up to 50 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs got injured,” the statement added, saying that several of law enforcement officers have been hospitalized.

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