Georgia: 17th straight day of anti-government protests hits Tbilisi

Thousands of people took to the streets of Tbilisi on Saturday in the 17th consecutive day of anti-government protests. Protesters can be seen waving Georgian flags as the march through the city. The demonstrators are calling for the dismissal of Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia, whom they accuse of being responsible for police's reported excessive use of force on the first night of the protest... Еще, when some 240 people including 80 police officers were injured. The demonstrations began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov addressed parliament from the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker during the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy on Thursday, prompting several Georgian opposition politicians to leave the session.

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