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Victory for Georgia Protesters as 'Foreign Agents' Law Is Dropped

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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After days of violent clashes between police and protesters in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the country's ruling party said it will drop a draft law targeting "foreign agents."

"We saw how the legislation caused some turmoil," the Georgian Dream party said in a statement on Thursday, announcing that it will withdraw the draft legislation that critics say was modeled on similar laws passed in Russia and other post-Soviet states, and which opposition groups feared would undermine the country's efforts to join the European Union and NATO.

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