Georgia: Tensions rise as demo over police drug search enters 2nd day

Tensions ran high as hundreds of people continued to rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi on Sunday, condemning the level of force used during the special operation carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs at the nightclubs. At first, the protesters demanded the resignation of Georgian Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia and Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, however... Еще, later they appeared to have abated their demands, which also includes the liberalisation of the country's drug policies. Following the negotiations between the rally organisers and the interior minister at the parliament building, Gakharia reportedly made a public apology and vowed to investigate cases of police brutality in the crackdown on the nightclubs. Following the talks, the demonstrators reportedly agreed to call of the protest.

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