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Tbilisi rally: Activists break curfew again

Tbilisi rally: Activists break curfew again

Protests are now underway in Tbilisi; Movement for Georgia members, who are protesting against coronavirus-restrictions, have violated a curfew for the second time.

Activists say that the government has enforced a political lockdown in the country, and they do not plan to pay fines imposed on them for violating the curfew on 24 January.

"We do not intend to pay anything, as we are faced with a political lockdown. Incompetent Tikaradze is unable to manage the pandemic. Regulations are necessary, but they must be similar to those of European countries. Public transport does operate in those countries," activist Nika Narsia said.

The 9 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew is effective in Georgia and is planned to remain so until 1 March.

In the event of curfew violations, natural persons are fined GEL 2,000 and up to 3-years behind bars if a law-breaking citizen reoffends.

Detailed information on planned gradual revocation of restrictions is available here.

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