Protest in Tbilisi for better protection of workers’ rights

By | March 1st, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

‘Jurisdiction continues underground,’ the poster on the right says. (DF Watch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Several hundred people gathered outside the government building in Tbilisi on Friday to demand better protection of workers’ rights. Workers are on strike several places in Georgia. In Kazreti, the entire village is protesting against a mass […]

Two people die in homeless shelters in Georgia

By | January 12th, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The homeless shelter in Tbilisi. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Two people have died during the last two days in shelter tents which were put up in Tbilisi and Gori to help homeless people get through the winter. A woman died January 11 in a tent in Tbilisi. The cause of death is still unknown. The woman was brought […]

Homeless people sheltered in tents in Tbilisi

By | January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Society|Tags: |

The tents are equipped with heating and electricity. (Photo: Mzia Saganelidze, Radio Liberty.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Government has erected 20 tents in a Tbilisi suburb to help homeless people survive the cold winter. The temporary tents are currently used by more than 200 people, including up to ten children. The first four tents were put up December 11 on Moscow […]

Georgian Church against homeless shelter run by LGBT group

By | November 14th, 2013|Categories: Society|Tags: , |

The planned homeless shelter. (Channel One.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Church, the Patriarchate, is against the opening of a shelter for homeless people. The plan has been proposed by the organization Identoba, which protects the rights of LGBT people in Georgia. A private individual donated a building […]

Man doused himself in gasoline in Tbilisi

By | September 30th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

Frustration with a dire economic situation drove the man to attempt to set himself on fire. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A man attempted to set himself on fire at a protest rally in front of Tbilisi City Hall on Monday. Pouring gasoline over himself, the man said he has nothing in this world and there is no point in living. Protesters and police managed to stop him and took […]