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17 reporters considered to have suffered during protests in Tbilisi

Source : 112 Ukraine

LGBT activists planned to hold a number of rallies in the Georgian capital; dozens of people, including far-right protesters did not let them walk the streets of Georgian capital, which resulted in fights between the two camps
18:44, 6 July 2021

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Georgian Interior Ministry officially recognized that 17 media representatives suffered during the protests in Tbilisi on July 5. Georgia Online outlet reported that on Tuesday.

"The Main Department [of Interior Ministry] still interviews the reporters, camera crews and photographers who highlighted the meeting at Rustaveli Avenue next to the Parliament on July 5", the outlet wrote.

Three people are now detained; eight more were arrested for administrative violations. The Ministry is working on identification of other people involved in the law infringements. 

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

On July 1-5, Tbilisi hosted the events related to protection of the rights of LGBT community. The activists planned to hold the March of Dignity. However, dozens of people, including far-right protesters, did not let them walk the streets of the Georgian capital, which resulted in fights between the two camps. Eventually, Tbilisi Pride organization canceled the March.

Related: Special Forces used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in Tbilisi

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