Police in Georgia use water cannon to disperse protesters outside parliament
26 Nov 2019
A police officer talks to demonstrators during a rally to protest against the govt and demand an early parliamentary election in Tbilisi. Reuters/Irakli Gedenidze
Riot police used water cannon to disperse protesters near Georgia’s parliament on Tuesday and detained several activists, hours after thousands rallied in the capital demanding electoral system reform.
Demonstrators, who were standing in front of entrances to the parliament, were forced to disperse.
Opposition supporters demand an early parliamentary election in Tbilisi, Georgia on Monday.
Giorgi Vashadze, one of the opposition leaders, told reporters that several people, including one opposition politician, were detained by police.