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May Day rally in Tbilisi focused on dangerous work conditions

By | May 2nd, 2015|Categories: Youth|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Youth activists marched through the streets of the Georgian capital on Friday to mark the International Workers’ Day and protest against intolerable work conditions. (DF Watch.) There were demonstrations and gatherings several places in Tbilisi on May 1, separately organized […]

Youth activists mark International Workers’ Day in Tbilisi

By | May 1st, 2015|Categories: Youth|Tags: |

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Youth take the lead in marking Worker’s Day in Georgia

By | May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: , , , , |

Youth groups took the lead in marking International Worker’s Day in Tbilisi. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–In Georgia, the younger generation took charge in organizing demonstrations on the International Worker’s Day yesterday. Young Social-Democrats, Georgia’s Young Greens, Georgia’s Youth Trade Union Organization, Young Socialists and other groups […]

Youth groups in Georgia plan several rallies on May 1

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: In brief, Youth|Tags: , , , , , |

Green Fist, one of the youth groups organizing rallies May 1. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Young people in Georgia plan to mark the International Worker’s Day, May 1, with rallies different places in the country. A rally will be held at Tbilisi State University at 14:00 by Young Social-Democrats, Georgia’s Young Greens, Georgia’s […]

Five May Day protesters fined

By | May 9th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

A demonstration to support labor rights May 1 was violently dispersed by police. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Tbilisi City Court has fined five participants at a May Day rally in Tbilisi with 400 GEL (USD 240). About two dozen other participants are awaiting sentencing in two months. The five were fined for petty hooliganism and for disobeying police orders. […]

Young lawyers claim police used disproportionate force May 1

By | May 4th, 2013|Categories: NGO news|Tags: |

Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association writes that the police used disproportionate force as it dispersed a May Day rally in Tbilisi. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgian Young Lawyer’s Association (GYLA) claims that the police used disproportionate force against participants of a peaceful demonstration on May 1. The demonstration, organized by the youth group Laboratoria 1918 to mark the […]

Surveillance footage shows vandalism at May Day rally

By | May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Students acknowledge that they painted slogans on the walls of several buildings, but say the police also committed violations. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Police on Thursday published footage from street surveillance cameras which shows how participants in a May Day rally damaged private property by spray painting slogans on city walls and damaging police cars and private cars. The students who […]

May Day rally turned violent in Tbilisi

By | May 1st, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: |

Twenty people were detained during a May Day rally in Tbilisi Wednesday. Several people were slightly injured. (DFWatch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Police in Georgia Wednesday dispersed a peaceful protest organized by students and youth groups that wanted to mark the International Workers’ Day, May 1. About twenty persons, including a journalist, were detained by police and later released. […]