Georgia: Water cannons deployed to disperse protesters in Tbilisi

At least 18 people were detained in Tbilisi on Monday as protesters gathered for a fourth day to demonstrate against the Georgian parliament's rejection of electoral reform. The police used water cannons to disperse the protesters who were blocking the entrance to the parliament building. Georgian Interior Ministry said that 18 people had been arrested on Monday. The protests were triggered... Еще last Thursday after constitutional amendments aiming to change the parliamentary election system to an entirely proportional vote, beginning in 2020, were blocked by ruling party lawmakers. Large-scale political reforms were announced by the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party, who previously promised to hold next year's election under a fully proportional voting system.

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