Georgian Police Clash With Protesters Fighting Power Plant's Construction In Pankisi
Police clashed with local residents protesting against the construction of a hydropower plant in Georgia's northeastern Pankisi Gorge on April 21. The protesters threw stones at the police, who used tear gas and rubber bullets. Dozens of injuries were reported on both sides. Locals oppose the construction of the Khadori-3 hydropower plant, saying it could harm the environment and force them to leave their homes.