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Georgia's president vetoes media law that has provoked weeks of protests

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Glad she did. They will try again next year, so it is important for Georgians to ensure anti-Russia Presidents are always elected.

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And to ensure she doesn't get shot but a Putin thug.

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Ramsey's Kitchen

it is important for Georgians to ensure anti-Russia Presidents are always elected.

It is important for Georgians to elect a president who has Georgia's best interests at heart, not the west interests.

Everyday Georgians see these as the same. They want to be EU/west leaning and benefit from economic prosperity because it that.

Georgians will decide themselves at the next ballot.

Looking at the protests to the law, she will be elected in a landslide.

Whether the next President is pro Russia or pro West is up to them.

They choose pro West.

Western intelligence should stop interfering and formenting unrest.

They aren't. That's what Russia is trying to do with this law.

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Ramsey's Kitchen

Georgians will decide themselves at the next ballot.

Looking at the protests to the law, she will be elected in a landslide.

How many are protesting out of Georgia's total population?

Have you seen the photos? The numbers are staggering.

As I said Georgians will elect whomever they think is best for the country. It is up to them, not the west.

As I said, yes it is up to them, the will pick her again based on this veto.

They choose pro West.

You were appointed a spokesman for all Georgians ? Must have missed the announcement.

I never said I was. I'm just telling you the overwhelming sentiment of everyday Georgians.

They are.

Evidence please.

And besides, the law is quite similar to the one US

It's nowhere close. It's the same as the Russian law, which Putin uses to silence whichever media and groups he wants without recourse. That is why it is so unpopular.

If the NGO,s have nothing to hide then they have nothing to fear from the law, do they.

That's rather naive. If NGO's have nothing to hide, they can still be silenced. Proof is in how the law is used in Russia.

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RichardPearce

Love how a copy of an AMERICAN law is deemed 'the Russian law' and a threat to democracy by the American government.

I don't think you read the article. It isn't a copy of an American law. It is a copy of a Russian law:

Georgia’s president on Saturday vetoed the so-called “Russian law” targeting media that has sparked weeks of mass protests.

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Russian influence is paying the corrupt Georgia’s ruling party to betray their people.

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It's no surprise that Georgia is turning toward the West. Russia offers nothing but corruption, misery, and death. Do better, Russia!

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JJE

They will override the veto as there is no wish to go through and become the next Ukraine.

Ukraine is the next Georgia. Russia has already annexed parts of Georgia as part of Putin's imperialism in 2008. Same playbook.

Everyone knows the NED and others are behind these rent-a-mobs.

These aren't rent a mobs, but your Russian handlers will be pleased with your misinformation.

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JJE

Russia is also building a naval base in Abkhazia at Ochamchire.

So, they can forget about joining the EU anytime soon.

Putin: the leach on ex-Soviet nations' progress and prosperity.

We need to keep supporting Ukraine so that Putin can't pollute and infect the Baltic states.

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it is important for Georgians to ensure anti-Russia Presidents are always elected.

It is important for Georgians to elect a president who has Georgia's best interests at heart, not the west interests. Georgians will decide themselves at the next ballot. Whether the next President is pro Russia or pro West is up to them. Western intelligence should stop interfering and formenting unrest.

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They will override the veto as there is no wish to go through and become the next Ukraine.

Country sailed close to the wind in 2008 and got a taste of it.

Everyone knows the NED and others are behind these rent-a-mobs.

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Love how a copy of an AMERICAN law is deemed 'the Russian law' and a threat to democracy by the American government.

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Georgians will decide themselves at the next ballot.

Looking at the protests to the law, she will be elected in a landslide.

How many are protesting out of Georgia's total population?

As I said Georgians will elect whomever they think is best for the country. It is up to them, not the west.

Whether the next President is pro Russia or pro West is up to them.

They choose pro West.

You were appointed a spokesman for all Georgians ? Must have missed the announcement.

Western intelligence should stop interfering and formenting unrest.

They aren't.

They are. And besides, the law is quite similar to the one US has so NAFOs should be pleased. If the NGO,s have nothing to hide then they have nothing to fear from the law, do they.

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Russia is also building a naval base in Abkhazia at Ochamchire.

So, they can forget about joining the EU anytime soon.

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