Georgia drops ‘foreign agents’ law after protests
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 9, 2023
Georgia’s ruling party has said it will withdraw a controversial draft law, in the face of mass protests and widespread international criticism.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Tbilisi this week in anger as a Russian-style law began its passage through parliament.
Under the bill, non-government groups and media would be targeted if they take over twenty percent of funding from abroad.
However, the main ruling party said it was pulling the bill unconditionally and describing itself as a party of government responsible to all members of society.