Protesters clash with police by Georgia parliament

STORY: Hundreds of police, many carrying riot shields, converged on streets around the parliament building in a bid to disperse the protesters. Unlike violent clashes on Tuesday night, there were no signs of demonstrators throwing petrol bombs or stones at police officers.

A few dozen people had earlier broken through a metal barrier erected some distance from the parliament, but showed no signs of trying to enter the building. Protesters smashed at least one window.

The interior ministry said 77 people had been detained after the protests on Tuesday which started when lawmakers approved a first reading of the law, which requires any organizations receiving more than 20% of their funding from overseas to register as "foreign agents" or face substantial fines.