anti-government protests June 2019

Georgian parliamentarian swamped by protesters calling him a “Russian slave”

By | September 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Member of Parliament Emzar Kvitsiani was seen physically assaulting several protesters after they called him a "Russian slave". (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch--A brawl broke out at the parliament building in Tbilisi Sunday, after anti-government protesters yelled at a MP that he was a “Russian slave”.  Emzar Kvitsiani, an MP representing the far-right Alliance of Patriots [...]

Georgia detains opposition politician for attempting coup d’etat

By | July 26th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Irakli Okruashvili was detained as he left a TV studio. (1tv.ge) TBILISI, DFWatch--Police in Georgia Thursday detained the leader of an opposition party and charged him with participating in an attempted coup d’etat. Irakli Okruashvili, who served as defense minister and prosecutor general during Mikheil Saakashvili’s presidency, was apprehended as he was on his [...]

Anti-government protesters’s tent camp attacked at GD leader Ivanishvili’s private resort

By | July 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The anti-government tent town after the raid. (Photo by Tabula.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch--A group of angry men assaulted a small protest rally at the residence of Georgian Dream leader, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili on Wednesday, according to the opposition United National Movement. The residence is situated at Shekvetili, a Black Sea coastal resort in Ozurgeti Municipality [...]

Georgia’s opposition claims charges against leaders of June 21 revolt is political persecution

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A police officer puts an electronic bracelet on Nika Melia. (1tv.ge.) TBILISI, DFWatch--Authorities are pursuing criminal charges against several high-profile opposition figures after the June 21-22 uprising in the center of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. Spokespersons for two major opposition parties, United National Movement (UNM) and European Georgia, claim they are being targeted for [...]