17 January 2022,   10:52
Zurab Japaridze and 14 other activists of Girchi were fined GEL 3 000 each – the MIA

The Ministry of Internal Affairs released a statement about the protest rally, organized by the opposition Girchi party today.

Citizens’ Political Union “New Political Center – Girchi” held a protest rally on territory of the old hippodrome at 14:00 today, demanding the abolishment of the state of emergency.

According to the Georgian Government’s Decree on the measures aiming to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in the country bans any assemblies and manifestations provided by the Georgian Law on Assembly and Manifestation.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs fined Zurab Japaridze, leader of the political party Girchi, as well as 14 other activists GEL 3 000 each and detained three persons for minor hooliganism and disobedience to the lawful request of law enforcement”, - reads the statement of the Ministry.