Protests in Tbilisi: 28 people remain in hospitals, two of them in serious condition

Source : 112 Ukraine

In total, 250 people suffered during the events in Georgia on June 20-21
19:35, 23 June 2019

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28 people who were injured during the events of June 20-21 in the capital of Georgia still receive treatment in Tbilisi clinics. This is reported by Georgia Online, citing data from the Ministry of Health of this country.

The department noted that the condition of the two victims remains stable and grave. It is reported that among the patients, there are two policemen and three journalists.

In total, during the events of June 20-21, 250 people were injured. Many of them had lacerations on the head. The injuries were mainly inflicted by rubber bullets, which the police used against the demonstrators.

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Earlier we reported that protest rally near the Georgian parliament building in Tbilisi resumed.

According to Reuters, the protesters "tried to storm Georgia’s parliament building on Thursday evening, pushing against lines of riot police, throwing bottles and grabbing riot shields from some officers and tearing off their helmets". 

"After hours of confrontation between protesters and the police dozens had been taken to hospitals with injuries from rubber bullets or stones, thrown by protesters, as well as tear gas poisoning", the outlet added.

On June 20-21, mass anti-Russian protests took place in Tbilisi. They began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov spoke in the Georgian parliament. He sat in the chair of the parliamentary speaker and spoke Russian. His speech was interrupted by opposition MPs who demanded that the Russian delegation leave parliament.

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