According to the ex-leader of the United National Movement, Nika Melia, from 15:00 on March 8, all of Georgia will gather on Rustaveli Square until it achieves victory.
After clashes between law enforcement officers and protesters caused by the adoption of a new law in Georgia, the opposition announced the transition to daily protests to a victorious end. The corresponding post on March 8 appeared on the Facebook page of the ex-leader of the United National Movement Nick Melia.
“I am proud of everyone who was detained by the servants of the Russians. The more they arrest today, the less they will arrest tomorrow. Soon the entire Rustaveli Avenue will become all Georgian, not Russian!” he said.
Melia also announced mass protests in Georgia because of the “law on foreign agents.”
“Starting at three o’clock tomorrow afternoon, all of Georgia will gather in Rustaveli Square until we achieve victory. We will stand for as many days as necessary. No one will sit at home, I’m sure. Now our home is Rustaveli,” oppositionist said.
On the night of March 8, special police units forced out the main part of the rally participants from Rustaveli Avenue.
On the eve of March 7, during a mass protest in the central square of the Georgian capital, tensions increased several times, and there were several local skirmishes between the police and the protesters. The protesters tried to break into the parliament, but only overcame the metal fence.
According to the opposition, the protests in Georgia are now turning into a larger rally, and the police, in turn, are detaining many opposition-minded demonstrators.
Recall that on the night of March 8, the first protests provoked by the appearance of the law on foreign agents in Georgia ended. After clashes with representatives of law enforcement agencies, special forces and water cannons were taken away from the central square.
Previously, Focus looked into how the world reacted to the protests in Tbilisi. In the United States on March 7, they threatened with responsibility those who suppress the protests. The European Union criticized the “law on foreign agents” approved by the Georgian parliament.
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