Clashes during Mikheil Saakashvili’s trial led to detention of 15 people


A total of fifteen people were detained during a protest outside the Tbilisi City Court, Report informs, citing the Georgian Interior Ministry.

The police said these people did not comply with the lawful request of the police.


As the trial into the case of Georgia’s third President Mikheil Saakashvili continued, his supporters clashed with the police outside the Tbilisi City Court Building.

Report‘s Georgian Bureau informs, citing local media, that police officer used pepper gas against the protest participants.

One has been nabbed during the incident. The situation remains strained.

Only a correspondent of the Georgian Public Broadcaster has been allowed to attend Saakashvili’s trial. Politician’s lawyer Shota Tutberidze aired live from the court session for several minutes on Facebook (Meta).


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