Pankisi population says dialogue on the construction of hydro power plant is categorically unacceptable
25 April, 2019
Pankisi population says dialogue on the construction of hydro power plant is categorically unacceptable
The people's assembly, which lasted almost three hours in the Pankisi Gorge, has been completed. According to the population, they agreed that dialogue on the construction of hydro power plant is categorically unacceptable.

They are also going to send an appeal to the government. The locals did not elaborate on the content of the appeal, but noted that they would gather again in the nearest future.

"We discussed a lot of issues. We have decided that dialogue on the construction of
hydro power plant is categorically unacceptable. We will hold a meeting about this issue in the nearest days. Our main goal is to settle the situation in the valley," Tamaz Baghakashvili said.

They also expressed readiness to negotiate with the government.

"We live quietly. We have the quietest gorge. We are ready to meet the government and once again explain why we oppose the construction. Only 9-10 people support the construction in the gorge," said Ramaz Kushtanashvili.

The locals do not rule out that people who participated in the incident may be arrested in the nearest future. They say that the number of law enforcers provoked them and that the members of government lied when they said that the population had agreed to the construction of the power plant.

"Why did they brought in so many policemen and riot police, if we agreed? What happened yesterday was not good, but if they start to arrest people, we will not stop. Do not dare arrest anyone," the locals said.

They also stated that if the law enforcers are going to arrest some locals, they will have to arrest them all as the entire population had participated in the incident.

What happened in the Pankisi Gorge on the 21st of April?


Clashes broke out in Pankisi Gorge, Georgia’s northeastern region between special forces and residents protesting the construction of a hydropower plant Khadori 3 on the 21st of April. The locals threw stones and sticks at police, who used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse them. Several locals and police officers were injured and hospitalized. Police vehicles, as well as the cars owned by citizens, were also damaged.

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