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Georgia: Drone captures large crowds outside Parliament as anti-gov. protests persist

Georgia, Tbilisi
June 22, 2019 at 19:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Drone footage shows large crowds rallying outside the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi on Saturday, as anti-government protests continued for the third day in a row.

At least 240 people, including 80 police officers, were injured as protesters clashed with the law enforcement outside the parliament building on Thursday evening and in the early hours of Friday. The violent clashes led Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze to resign.

The rally began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov addressed the audience from the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker during the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy on Thursday. A number of Georgian opposition politicians left the session in protest.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, suspending flights to Georgia by Russian airlines starting from July 8.

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Drone footage shows large crowds rallying outside the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi on Saturday, as anti-government protests continued for the third day in a row.

At least 240 people, including 80 police officers, were injured as protesters clashed with the law enforcement outside the parliament building on Thursday evening and in the early hours of Friday. The violent clashes led Chairman of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze to resign.

The rally began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov addressed the audience from the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker during the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy on Thursday. A number of Georgian opposition politicians left the session in protest.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, suspending flights to Georgia by Russian airlines starting from July 8.

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