During a briefing held after a 3-hour meeting at the Central office of the ruling party Georgian Dream, Kakha Kaladze, the Mayor of Tbilisi announced that Irakli Kobakhidze, the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia has resigned.
Kaladze stated that the decision was made because of the government’s high sense of responsibility towards the Georgian people.
Recall that 240 people were injured as a result of protests near the Georgian Parliament.
The discontent of the public was caused by the fact that the Russian MP, a member of the Communist Party, Sergei Gavrilov, sat in the chair of the Georgian parliament when he spoke at the session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. It also caused anger among the group of parliamentarians who disrupted the meeting.
After several hours of clashes, the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, and water guns – the security forces completed an operation to disperse the protest action. Leader of the opposition New Georgia Georgy Vashadze announced a new protest action on June 21 at 7:00 pm on Rustaveli Avenue.