The opposition and the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party lawmakers clashed in Parliament several times on Wednesday.
The incident started after the opposition MPs came to Irakli Kobakhidze while he was giving comments and accused him of being a Russian spy.
The supervisors tried to ease the tense situation, but the confrontation continued for some time. The opposition chanted – “Russians”. Other deputies of Georgian Dream moved to the lobby with Irakli Kobakhidze shortly after the incident began.
The opposition left the hearing as a sign of protest, while Tea Tsulukiani, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, went on to report to Parliament within the Ministerial Hour format.