Police disperse rally at Georgian parliament: 28 detained, three injured

Police disperse rally at Georgian parliament: 28 detained, three injured

Georgian police have dispersed a rally near the parliament building in Tbilisi at 5 a.m. this morning.

According to the Georgian Interior Ministry, 28 individuals have been detained while three others have received injuries.

Law enforcers used water cannons to open the entrances of the legislative body which were blocked by the opposition and demonstrators protesting the rejection of an election reform bill on November 14.

The opposition had plans not to allow the conduct of the parliament plenary session scheduled today.

"Demonstrators were warned and given time to leave the territory. However, they refused to do so. The demonstrators violated the law on manifestation through blocking the parliament’s work and the street. Parliament entrances and Rustaveli Avenue are now open," Agenda.ge cited the Georgian Interior Ministry as saying.

The Health Ministry said that four individuals were hospitalized after the rally dispersal and one of them has already been discharged.

As of now the police have taken the parliament territory and nearby streets not to allow demonstrators to enter the area again.

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