Eight were detained after Anti-Namakhvani protesters clashed with police. The MIA confirmed this information.
All eight demonstrators were detained for committing administrative offenses.
Tensions flared up in the Gumati village after Anti-Namakhvani HPP protesters attempted to cross the area where the police had installed the steel barriers.
Following these developments, the MIA of Georgia issued a special statement in which it called upon Anti-Namakhvani HPP protesters to obey the law and remain calm.