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Protest at Georgian border as Russians arrive

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSLarsi, Georgia - 28 September 20221. Drone shot of road close to the Russian border2. Drone shot of cars and trucks near the borderHEADLINE: Protest at Georgian border as Russians arrive 3. Mid of protesters holding Georgian and Ukrainian flags4. Close of banner reading (English) "Russia is an occupier. Putin is a terrorist"ANNOTATION: Protesters gathered at the Georgian-Russian border crossing in Larsi on Wednesday as scores of Russians continued to arrive.5. Mid of protesters holding banners6. Close of banner reading (English) "Russia a terrorist state"ANNOTATION: Protesters are concerned over the exodus of Russian citizens into Georgia that has increased since Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization. 7. SOUNDBITE (English) Giga Lemonjava, executive secretary of Droa party:"We believe that such kind of migration from Russia in Georgia poses an imminent threat to Georgia's national security, Georgia's economy and stability in general."8. Various of cars at the border crossingANNOTATION: The mass exodus of men alone or with their families or friends began Sept. 21, shortly after Putin addressed the nation, and continued this week.12. Various of Russian citizens walking along the highwayANNOTATION: The traffic jam into Georgia from Russia's North Ossetia region stretched for about 15 kilometres (over 9 miles).13. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Aleksandr Kamisentsev, Russian citizen from Saratov:"I decided at the very last moment to leave because I am not going to kill my brother Ukrainians or go to prison."14. People walking along the highway15. Wide of border crossingANNOTATION: The Interior Ministry of Georgia said over 53,000 Russians have entered the country since last week.STORYLINE:Protesters gathered at the Georgian-Russian border crossing in Larsi on Wednesday as long lines of Russia citizens continued to arrive.Protesters in convoys travelled from Tbilisi to voice their concerns over the exodus of Russian citizens into Georgia that has increased since Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on 21 September.The protest was organized by the Georgian political party Droa."We believe that such kind of migration from Russia in Georgia poses an imminent threat to Georgia's national security, Georgia's economy and stability in general," said Gigi Lemonjava, executive secretary of Droa.The mass exodus of men — alone or with their families or friends — began Sept. 21, shortly after Putin's address to the nation, and continued all this week.Early on, they snapped up airline tickets, which spiked in price on the few airlines still flying out of Russia.But the rest had to fill up their cars and join the long lines snaking on roads toward the borders.According to the online service Yandex Maps, the traffic jam leading to Verkhny Lars, a border crossing into Georgia from Russia's North Ossetia region, stretched for about 15 kilometers (over 9 miles) on Tuesday.Social media showed hundreds of pedestrians lining up at the checkpoint after Russian border guards relaxed regulations and allowed people to cross on foot.The Interior Ministry of Georgia said over 53,000 Russians have entered the country since last week.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.
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