The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, told media that he condemned yesterday’s violence and that acts of violence towards journalists are totally unacceptable.
“The violence we saw yesterday is completely unacceptable to me, and I want to publicly condemn it. What happened yesterday is categorically unacceptable. Journalists- violence against you is unacceptable and, of course, should be condemned.
“The police are working very actively. Three people have been arrested this morning, several others were arrested yesterday. All those who committed this violence will be identified and punished accordingly,” the PM said.
On July 5, as part of Pride Week in Tbilisi, a “March of Honor” was planned on Rustaveli Avenue. Because of the planned event, homophobic groups took to the streets, harassed journalists, and raided offices. Due to the aggression of violent groups, the March of Honor was not held.
By Ketevan Skhirtladze