On April 15, “Guardians of the Rioni Valley” met with government representatives in Kutaisi and presented the conditions under which they would agree on futher dialogue with the authorities.
The demands are:
- Stop the construction works in the valley
- Remove fences and large-scale police mobilization
- Allow the tent protest in the village of Namokhvani to continue.
Meanwhile, they continued the peaceful protest in Gumati Village, next to the police checkpoint blocking the way to Namokhvani. Enka Renewables, the company building Namakhvani HPP, still continues the construction works.
Protesters were expecting the next step from the government, as they were promised, and set today, April 23, as the deadline for them to respond, or else further massive street rallies will be announced.
Today, Goletiani reminded the authorities once again to take action and meet their demands, but so far “Guardians of the Rioni Valley” have had no reply from the government.
By Ana Giorgadze