US Embassy calls for ‘dialogue among all political actors’ amid Tbilisi protests

A week of rallies in front of the parliament of Georgia followed a Russian delegation's visit to Tbilisi for an international event on Orthodoxy. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 26 Jun 2019 - 22:53, Tbilisi,Georgia

The United States Embassy in Georgia released a statement on June 26, saying it is “following closely developments in Georgia” after the June 20 protests in Tbilisi.

Although it is important that acts of violence, as well as incidents of excessive use of force against demonstrators, be investigated, we urge the Georgian authorities to proceed with balance and restraint”, the Embassy stated.

It further underscored that “a dialogue among all political actors” is the most needed at this time in order to “strengthen Georgia’s democracy”.