Five people were detained near the 20th polling station in Zugdidi, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reports.
All five were arrested under Articles 166 and 173 of the Code of Administrative Offenses, which stipulate disobedience toward police and petty hooliganism.
A verbal and physical confrontation took place between a member of an organization affiliated with the United National Movement and representatives of the Georgian Dream near the 20th polling station in the Zugdidi constituency. Zugdidi mayoral candidate from the Georgian Dream, Mamuka Tsotsoria was also present on the spot.
According to the representatives of the ruling party, the confrontation started after the leader of “For Georgia” Giorgi Mumladze called the people of Zugdidi separatists. Mumladze denies this.
Additionally, Giorgi Mumladze, an observer from the Adjara Development Center, told reporters that representatives of criminal groups near the polling station confronted him only because he did not have a Megrelian surname.