Dozens of law enforcement officers, some in uniforms and others in plain cloths, “raided” a protest venue outside the presidential residence in the Avlabari district in Tbilisi late on June 18, opposition activists camped there for about two months said.
Television pictures aired by Maestro TV showed torn banners and damaged improvised prison cells. Opposition activists, mainly those from the Movement for United Georgia, said that some of the activists were beaten and several arrested. It was not immediately clear how many of the protesters were arrested if any.
Eka Beselia of the Movement for United Georgia said that activists from her party would restore damaged ‘cells’ and continue round-the-clock protest outside the president’s residence.