Over the weekend, club-goers of Tbilisi, Georgia, experienced two brutal police raids at local clubs Bassiani and Cafe Gallery. In response, the electronic music community in the city staged a protest rave in front of Georgia’s parliament to demand the resignation of the minister who ordered the raids. At the end of the protest, government officials only called upon the community to help fight drug use (the original reason the raids were ordered).
The community in Georgia shows us the power of music in uniting people with a common goal. Stay tuned for more updates on the situation in Tbilisi, and in the meantime check out footage of the rave protest below.