Almost 40 detained in Tbilisi protests

Almost 40 detained in Tbilisi protests

A total of 37 people have been detained in the protests outside the Georgian parliament, the country’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.

"On November 18, during the rally outside the parliament, 37 people in total had been detained for ‘disobeying the legitimate orders of law-enforcement officers’ and ‘petty hooliganism’," the ministry said in a statement.

According to the Health Ministry, 12 people - one of them a police officer - were injured in the unrest, while three people had been admitted to hospitals.

According to the statement, the other two individuals listed as injured are a 44-year-old man hospitalized with chest pain and a 27-year-old young man who passed out when the rally was being dispersed, TASS reported.