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Cameraman beaten during LGBT march in Georgia blinded in one eye

Source : 112 Ukraine

The man was attacked from different directions
13:02, 15 July 2021

Voice of America

The employee of Georgia Public Broadcasting, cameraman Ilia Tvaliashvili, was injured during the riots on July 5, and subsequently partially lost his sight. This was reported by Echo Kavkaza.

According to Tvaliashvili, he was attacked from different directions while filming the report.

"I still can't understand how you can beat up a complete stranger so mercilessly... I remember falling on the ground and being kicked on my head," Tvaliashvili recalls.

As of July 15, the second person was detained being accused of attacking Tvaliashvili. In total, 21 people were detained because of attacks at journalists. They were pressed charges on obstruction of journalistic activities, harassment and participation in gang violence.

Related: 23 countries, EU call on Ukrainians to support LGBT march

As it was reported earlier, on July 5, Tbilisi Pride was canceled due to protests in Tbilisi. In the wake of outrage, activists and media representatives protested under the Georgian parliament and demanded the resignation of the government.Then law enforcement officers detained about 100 offenders. In turn, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said that the protests in Tbilisi are the result of an 'anti-state conspiracy'.

Later, it became known about the death of the journalist of Pirveli TV channel. He was beaten by radicals on July 5.  

Related: "No food, no medicine, no freedom. We are tired": Why do Cuba citizens come out to mass protests?

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