TBILISI, March 10. /TASS/. Supporters of Georgia’s ex-president Mikhail Saakashvili, who fought in Ukraine, have arrived in Georgia in order to instigate youth to follow a revolutionary scenario, the Georgian parliament’s deputy speaker Georgy Volsky said on Friday.
"There is information that a certain group of young people is getting ready to somehow interfere with these political processes. I am referring to the political team that is now headed by [Levan] Khabeishvili. A certain group of Saakashvili's supporters has arrived. These militants will try to use this youth energy to keep the revolutionary process on the agenda," Volsky told the media.
At a protest rally the Georgian parliament on Thursday outside, a man addressed the crowd from the podium to declare that he had fought in Ukraine. He urged the demonstrators to overthrow the current Georgian authorities.
Thousands of protests took to the streets in Tbilisi on March 7 and 8 after parliament adopted the Georgian version of the bill on foreign agents in the first reading. During the rallies, the police used water jets and fired tear gas. More than 130 people were detained during the two days of protests. After unrest in the capital on the morning of March 9, the ruling Georgian Dream-Democratic Georgia party decided to revoke the bill, and on the 10th, the legislators voted against the initiative. The US version, which had been previously registered in parliament as an alternative to the Georgian one, was revoked before the first reading.