President Maia Sandu Stands with Georgian Protests: Solidarity Amid Controversial Legislation

President of the Republic of Moldova, Maia Sandu, has conveyed a message of solidarity to the Georgian populace amidst the ongoing protests in Tbilisi against the contentious draft law pertaining to "foreign influence".

Sursa: France24

In her communication, the head of state emphasised that Moldova stands with Georgia and endorses their aspirations to forge a future in line with European values.

Thousands of individuals persisted in protesting in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on Thursday, to voice their discontent with the draft law on "foreign agents" - an initiative perceived by the opposition and Western nations as influenced by Russia.

The demonstration turned violent as law enforcement initiated the use of water cannons to disperse the crowd. Video footage aired by the international press shows people using trash bins as shields against the authorities.

Last night, Georgians persisted in their protests against the draft law on foreign agents, which was voted on in the second reading by parliamentarians. Citizens fear that this measure will divert them from the pro-European trajectory, and the voice of the press will be silenced.

Critics have likened it to a comparable law in Russia, utilised to stifle dissent within that nation.

Translation by Iurie Tataru

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