Under the walls of the Parliament of Georgia in the evening of June 2, activists protested against the transfer of power to Russia and for the preservation of democratic rights and freedoms.
This is reported by "Novosti-Gruzia".
In total, several dozen people gathered under the parliament with their own hand-made posters. The action was organized by the "Djiuti" movement.
The participants protested against Georgia's pro-Russian turn and expressed support for Beca Grigoriadis, who was fined 2,000 GEL by the court for trying to set up a tent near the parliament. Such a person was detained on serious charges after large-scale protests against the law on "foreign agents".
The participants of the action did not resort to active actions, but the law enforcement officers fought with the posters, which seemed offensive to them, and periodically took people out from under the building. It is reported that even blank posters without any inscriptions caused the irritation of the police.
Among other things, the poster "Iraklii" was used at the rally - with a reference to the Prime Minister of Georgia Iraklii Garibashvili and the leader of the ruling party Iraklii Kobakhidze. At the same time, one letter was changed in the inscription, which added an obscene hint.
Some participants had fun with inscriptions using the ancient Georgian alphabet, so that it was not clear what exactly was written on them.
In the pauses between the intervention of the police, the activists sang and came up with ideas for new posters, and also read articles of the constitution to law enforcement officers.
In the evening, the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the detention of three people. Some of the participants were taken away from the parliament and put in cars, but then released.
In this way, the lawyer Shot Tutberidze was detained and released while he was sitting on the steps of the parliament with a poster.
Human rights organizations have already reacted to the actions of the security forces with a joint statement, calling the detention for the posters an illegal restriction of freedom of speech, which contradicts both Georgian legislation and international standards.