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Georgian lawmakers throw punches in parliament

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An enormous punch-up has erupted in Georgia’s parliament over a controversial international affect legislation.

The large brawl occurred contained in the Georgian Parliament on Monday, throughout heated discussions over a legislation deemed Russian-esque by critics.

The laws underneath debate will compel media and non-commercial organizations to register as being underneath international affect in the event that they obtain greater than 20 per cent of their price range from overseas.

A whole lot of protesters have been rallying exterior the Parliament whereas it mentioned the legislation within the juridical committee.

Mamuka Mdinaradze, the top of the Georgian Dream Get together faction, was punched within the face whereas giving a speech by MP Alexander Elisahsivili.

Elisahsivili accused Mdinaradze of being pro-Russian.

Opponents of the legislation denounce it as ‘the Russian legislation’ as a result of it’s just like laws Russia makes use of to stigmatize unbiased information media and organizations opposing the Kremlin.

Its critics additionally say that passing the legislation would hinder Georgia’s goal of becoming a member of the European Union, which issued the nation’s long-desired candidate standing final yr.

The proposed legislation is just like one which the governing Georgian Dream get together was pressured to withdraw a yr in the past after massive road protests.

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