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Georgia: Water cannons deployed to disperse protesters in Tbilisi

1 18.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Riot police, Tbilisi
M/S Police
W/S Police
W/S Protesters attempting to block police
W/S Protesters and police
M/S Protesters and police
W/S Police using water cannon against protesters
W/S Protesters being sprayed by water cannon
M/S Protesters being hit by water cannon
W/S Protesters and police
W/S Protesters
W/S Police
W/S Fire engine, police
M/S Police
W/S Police
M/S Police
SCRIPT
At least 18 people were detained in Tbilisi on Monday as protesters gathered for a fourth day to demonstrate against the Georgian parliament's rejection of electoral reform.
The police used water cannons to disperse the protesters who were blocking the entrance to the parliament building. Georgian Interior Ministry said that 18 people had been arrested on Monday.
The protests were triggered last Thursday after constitutional amendments aiming to change the parliamentary election system to an entirely proportional vote, beginning in 2020, were blocked by ruling party lawmakers.
Large-scale political reforms were announced by the head of the ruling Georgian Dream party, who previously promised to hold next year's election under a fully proportional voting system.