Georgia's "foreign agents" bill sparks protests as parliament approves first reading

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On Wednesday, Georgia's parliament approved the first reading of a controversial "foreign agents" bill, which has sparked days of protests and has been compared to Russian legislation used by the Kremlin to crack down on dissent. "No argument statements won't make us rethink these decisions. This is why, once again, I offer them to start open discussions," Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Kobakhidze said. Meanwhile, the bill provoked days of protests and even resulted in a fight between lawmakers in Georgia, particularly during a session of parliament as the ruling party looked set to move forward with the bill. The bill must pass two more readings before becoming law. However, the European Union has expressed concerns that the legislation could stifle freedoms and block the country's path to membership. For more info, please go to Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: Like Global News on Facebook HERE: Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: #GlobalNews #Georgia #foreignagentbill

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