Georgia protests to continue - opposition lawmaker

STORY: The Georgian Dream ruling party said in a statement it would "unconditionally withdraw the bill we supported, without any reservations." It cited the need to reduce "confrontation" in society, while also denouncing "lies" told about the bill by the "radical opposition."

The bill would have required Georgian organisations receiving more than 20% of their funding from abroad to register as "foreign agents" or face fines.

"The protest is not just about the bill, but about the Russian nature of the Georgian Dream. There is no trust towards them or their word," Droa founder Helen Khoshtaria said on Twitter.