Four detained in Batumi after protesting rejection of electoral bill
Four individuals protesting the decision of the Georgian parliament to reject a bill that would provide for fully proportional elections in the country were detained by the building of the Adjara regional government and later released by a judge in Batumi.
The participants of the rally were arrested because they were not allowing employees into the building, Agenda.ge reported.
Later on November 15, the judge released all four, as they demanded lawyers and to prepare for a trial which has been scheduled for November 19.
Georgian opposition parties and young civic activists who participated in June’s anti-occupation rallies came together last night in front of the parliament building with one main demand – “proportional elections that will be held by a transitional government”. Some demonstrators remain in front of the Parliament Building of Georgia in tents blocking central Rustaveli.