Tbilisi State University Students’ demand resignation of Papava

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Wednesday, 21 October 2015 18:17

Students of Tbilisi State University continue protest action in front of University building. They are demanding resignation of University Principal, Vladimer Papava.

Participants of the protest action say that there are too many problems at the State University.

The protesters say if their demand is not met by 22:00, they will go on a hunger strike. 
According to the principal of Tbilisi state University, Vladimer Papava, he is ready for any kind of healthy communication with the students.

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