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Georgian Opposition, Activists Block Parliament Entrances

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As of 7pm, all entrances of the Georgian Parliament are blocked by the protesters that demand snap elections with fully proportional system. The leaders of European Georgia, United National Movement and New Georgia, as well as their supporters and civic activists erected tents outside three entrances of the Parliament building and padlocked its gates.

Gigi Ugulava, ex-Tbilisi Mayor, leader of European Georgia party. 17 November, 2019. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili / Civil.ge

Opposition leaders and civic activists say state institutions should return to the people and that the ruling Georgian Dream lawmakers that did not keep their promise to pass constitutional amendment envisaging transition to fully proportional electoral system from 2020, will not be allowed to work from Monday.

Georgian Parliament entrance padlocked by protesters. November 17, 2019. Photo: Eana Korbezashvili /Civil.ge

Protesters vow to keep blocking of the entrances until their demands are met.

Photo: Eana Korbezashvili / Civil.ge

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