Peaceful demonstrators have gathered in front of the parliament of Georgia for the 25th consecutive day tonight, again demanding Interior Minister Giorgi Gakharia's resignation.
One of the organisers of the demonstrations, Shota Digmelashvili, said they will not stop until their last demand is fulfilled.
Therefore, he suggested the Tbilisi protests turn into a "Spend Your Summer on Rustaveli" campaign.
However, this time Rustaveli Avenue in central Tbilisi turned into a flea market with a number of Georgian small entrepreneurs gathering from 5 p.m. selling local produce.
20% of money from today’s flea market will be donated to the Tbilisi protests. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Tbilisi protests were sparked by the presence of Russian MPs in the Georgian parliament during the 26th Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, when Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov took the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker to address the audience.
Protests in Tbilisi continue as their last demand remains unfulfilled – the resignation of Interior Minister Gakharia [for the violent dispersal of the rally].