The Prosecutors Office has requested the parliament of Georgia to lift immunity from an opposition MP Nika Melia of the United National Movement (UNM), charging him for inciting and heading mass violence on the night of 20-21 June on Rustaveli Avenue.
Melia is summoned to the Prosecutor’s Office on June 26 to be formally charged for his role in Thursday’s clash between the protesters and police in front of the Parliament of Georgia.
The Prosecutor’s Office and Interior Ministry reported having launched investigation on charges of organization of, participation in and leading a group activity accompanied by violence under article 225 of Georgia’s Criminal Code.
According to Prosecutor’s Office, a total of 121 persons were detained on charges of confronting police and obstructing public order on the night of June 20-21, some have already served short administrative detention, while 54 remain in custody.
Tensions mounted around 10pm Tbilisi time on Thursday, when part of the protesters tried to break through the first cordon of the police, but were pushed back by the riot police.
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