More than ten people were injured while the protest near the Georgian parliament was being dispersed, reports Novosti-Gruzia, citing the Ministry of Healthcare of Georgia.
On November 17, citizens held a massive rally in central Tbilisi with the demand for the government’s resignation and snap elections due to a failed constitutional amendment to the electoral code. More than 20 opposition parties, including the ruling Unified National Movement on Sunday announced that they would picket in front of the parliament. A day later, the demonstrators were dispersed through the use of special means.
The Ministry of Healthcare reports that nine injured were provided with assistance on the spot, and two other civilians and an official of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, who had a head injury, needed to be hospitalized.
One of the injured, a 44-year-old man, was transferred to Ignorovka Hospital with pains in the chest area. He condition is satisfactory, and it is assumed that he will be checked out tomorrow.
Based on a report, police detained 18 people while dispersing the protest. All entrances to the parliament are open, and traffic has been restored on Shota Rustaveli Street. The rally with the demand for the government’s resignation continues in the square facing the building of the legislature.