There was tension in the Orkhevi settlement (Samgori district) in Tbilisi, where the municipal inspection started dismantling houses. The Tbilisi City Hall notes that the construction in the mentioned area was illegal.
Locals say they appealed to the City Hall earlier to legalize the area, however, the procedure was delayed in time and eventually, the space was not legalized.
Some locals claim that they do not know now where to spend the night, as their only living spaces were dismantled.
According to the representative of the municipal inspection, they dismantled the houses where no one lived.
“No one lived in the houses that were dismantled today. We do not know if they are locals or where they are registered. However, in order not to leave anyone on the street, the City Hall, the municipal service and the district administration are mobilized. If anyone stays on the street, we will provide them with housing,” said a representative of the inspection.