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The Georgian opposition announced a rally against the law on foreign agents.

The Georgian opposition announced a rally against the law on foreign agents.

Representatives of opposition Georgian parties are preparing a large-scale rally in the coming days against the draft law on foreign agents submitted to parliament, opposition MP Salome Samadashvili said.

On Monday, a rally is held near the parliament building, where the consideration of the bill was accompanied by a fight between deputies.

“The draft law is being considered in a regime of violence. I want to appeal to the population: only by joint efforts we can achieve a common goal. We are planning a large-scale action in the coming days, consultations will be held today, and the date will be known. I ask everyone who cares about the future of the country to join,” Samadashvili told reporters.

The protesters gathered in front of parliament were joined by students who promised to “make a revolution”. They wrote the word “Revolution” on the parliament building.


Oppositionists assure that they will “physically resist the adoption of the law.”

Earlier, the Georgian parliament received a draft law on the transparency of foreign influence, according to which it is proposed to create in the country a register of non-governmental organizations, media and entities receiving funding from a foreign state.

Representatives of the ruling Georgian Dream party, which has a parliamentary majority, said they intended to support the new bill, and if President Salome Zurabishvili vetoed it, the deputies would try to overcome it.

Oppositionists believe that the bill is a “Russian version” and alienates the country from the European Union. As a sign of protest, protests are held near the parliament.