20:55 GMT29 January 2020
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    SUKHUMI, January 9 (Sputnik) - Protesters stormed and broke into the Abkhazian presidential administration building in Sukhumi on Thursday, amid ongoing political tensions over the election of President Raul Khajimba in September, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

    Protesters broke into Abkhazian presidential administration building in Sukhumi on Thursday.

    Several people have been injured and were led out of the building by security officers. Protesters have also broken windows and doors in the building.

    ​Tweet: Abkhazia. Protesters are storming the building of the presidential administration.

    ​Tweet: People are in the building already. 

    The protesters are reportedly seeking the resignation of President Khajima. 

    Speaker of Abkhazia's Parliament Valery Kvarchia later said that he could not comment on the protests as the developments were still being assessed by the authorities.

    On Wednesday, the political party "Forum for the National Unity of Abkhazia" urged citizens not to react to opposition parties' calls, questioning the legitimacy of President Raul Khajimba, following a September poll. At present, there is a pending complaint about the election results by losing candidate Alkhas Kvitsiniya. 

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    Raul Khajimba, Sukhumi, Abkhazia
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