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20 protesters against rising fuel prices detained in Tbilisi

Rally in Georgia. File photoTBILISI, March 27Twenty people were detained at a rally against rising fuel prices in Tbilisi on an administrative offense, the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs told RIA Novosti. “20 people were detained on an administrative offense,” they said. in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Protests were held on Sunday in different cities of Georgia. In Tbilisi, the protesters tried to block the roadway in the center of the capital, they were prevented by the police, during which the arrests began. Fuel prices in Georgia began to rise in the fall of last year, but sharp jumps were recorded in February-March of this year. In particular, gasoline 92 increased by almost 12% over the week, its cost per liter reaches more than $1.7, and the cost of a liter of gasoline 95 reached a historical maximum – almost 4 lari ($1.25). The main factor in rising prices is the situation on the international market and the exchange rate. The rally participants believe that by reducing the excise tax, it is possible to reduce fuel prices. They want to meet with the leadership and share their plan with them.

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