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Police Crack Down on Intensifying Protests Against Georgia’s Foreign Influence Bill

HeadlineMay 02, 2024

In the Republic of Georgia, a parliamentary session has been canceled as protests swell in the capital Tbilisi against what’s known as the “foreign influence” bill. Critics say the bill uses Kremlin-inspired measures to crush dissent and moves Georgia away from Europe and closer to Moscow. The bill, pushed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, is just one vote away from passage. Police have deployed pepper spray, tear gas and water cannons against protesters near the Parliament.

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