US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price has responded to the events developed in Tbilisi yesterday and condemned the violent attacks.
“We condemn the July 5 violent attacks in Georgia on civic activists, community members, and journalists. Georgia’s leaders and law enforcement are obligated to protect the Constitutional rights to freedom of expression and assembly and prosecute those participating in violence,” he tweeted.
As a result of the assaults by the opponents of Tbilisi Pride, 47 media representatives have been injured.
Based on the information available at this stage, representatives of 16 media outlets were injured today as a result of aggression and violence from the homophobic groups.
By Ana Dumbadze
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