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Government and opposition trade accusations over Batumi riot

by | March 12, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--The government and the largest opposition party in Georgia are blaming each other for being behind a riot that shook the Black Sea resort city Batumi last night, injuring dozens and leaving the burgeoning tourist destination in disarray. A special unit

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PM Kvirikashvili blames ‘destructive political forces’ for Batumi riot

by | March 12, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--“A common incident has been utilized by destructive political forces to escalate the situation,” Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili stated at an emergency briefing at about 5 am on Sunday appealing the crowd in Batumi to calm down. “Unfortunately, those forces

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Around 20 police and protesters injured in riot over parking fine in Georgia

by | March 12, 2017

TBILISI, DFWatch--Around twenty police and protesters are injured after a riot broke out in Batumi, Georgia, Saturday evening over a disagreement about a parking fine. The riot began after a man refused to accept a fine for parking in the wrong place

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