Brawl in Georgia parliament over ‘foreign influence’ bill

Tbilisi (AFP) – Scuffles break out in Georgia’s parliament over the government’s re-introduction of a controversial “foreign influence” bill that critics say mirrors repressive Russian legislation used to silence and intimidate dissidents. An opposition MP punches a ruling party lawmaker who co-sponsored the bill in the head at a parliamentary hearing, prompting a brawl and the video’s live feed to be cut.


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