17 September 2021, 12:16

Two activists of "Girchi" Party detained at protest in Tbilisi

On September 16, at a rally in protest against mass surveillance and wiretapping held near the building of the Georgian State Security Service (SSS) in Tbilisi, activists of the "Girchi-More Freedom" Party crashed a Škoda Octavia car, treating it as a symbol of this special service. The police detained two protesters.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on September 13, a number of Georgian editions received e-mail links to the files posted on the Internet containing records of shadowing the priests of the Georgian Patriarchy. Presumably, this information was obtained as a result of a leakage from the Georgian SSS and posted by a former employee thereof.

On September 16, activists of the "Girchi-More Freedom" Party held a protest action in Tbilisi near the SSS building. The leader of the party, Zurab Djaparidze, together with the candidate for Tbilisi Vice Mayor, Tsotne Koberidze, and two majoritarian candidates, Boris Kurua and Nika Mosiashvili, drove up in a Škoda Octavia car to the office building of the SSS, and then began smashing their own car with heavy objects.

According to oppositional activists, the Škoda Octavia car is a symbol of the SSS. "This country is governed from here. These people and this system are controlling everything. They know everything about us – what we eat and drink, what makes us happy, all our weak points, and what can be used to blackmail us. As soon as the power changes, this madhouse shall be ended. Their symbol is the Škoda Octavia car; therefore, today we'll crush their symbol," the "News-Georgia" has quoted Mr Djaparidze's statement made on September 16.

Policemen detained Boris Kurua and Nika Mosiashvili on charges of hooliganism. They were accused of verbal abuse, but the activists of the "Girchi-More Freedom" Party are categorically denying these charges.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 17, 2021 at 05:55 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Galina Gotua Source: CK correspondent

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