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Georgia withdraws 'foreign influence' bill but opposition vows more protests

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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Georgia's ruling party has withdrawn a controversial "foreign influence" bill after two nights of protests in Tbilisi, but the opposition warned that more demonstrations were planned on Thursday.

The announcement that the bill would be scrapped, carried by the country's public broadcaster, was made hours after tens of thousands of people gathered outside the Georgian parliament for a second night of rallies, some clashing with police.

The Executive Secretary of the Droa opposition party, Giga Lemonjala, said his party "did not believe" the ruling Georgian Dream party would withdraw the...

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