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The controversial bill will require media and organizations to register as “foreign agents” if more than 20 percent of the funding comes from abroad. Photo: Zurab Tsertsvadze / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 30.04.2024 22:03:59

Policy: Thousands have gathered to express their displeasure at a controversial bill that would require media and organizations to register as “foreign agents” if more than 20 percent of their funding comes from abroad.

Opponents consider the law to be authoritarian and inspired by Russian governance. The EU has warned Georgia that the law could have consequences for the country’s EU application.

The news agency AFP writes that dozens of peaceful demonstrators are arrested, and that the police use violence against them.

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