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Former Soviet republic of Georgia sees ruling party cave to massive street protests as it seeks closer EU ties

Posted on AllSides March 9th, 2023
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Georgia's majority party withdrew a controversial "foreign agent" law that was working its way through the country's parliament after thousands of angry protesters took to the streets and squared off against riot police in the capital city of Tbilisi. 

Protests grew increasingly violent as police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the large crowds. Parliament's about-face on the bill is a victory for the protest movement and signals that the government is at least for now listening to public opinion.

Although the mood was said to be festive...

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