Against the background of clashes with the police at the office of the ruling party “Georgian Dream” in Tbilisi, a protest action by the opposition took place, Novosti-Georgia reports.
The rally was organized in response to the death of Lekso Lashkarava, cameraman of the Pirveli TV company, who was beaten by opponents of the LGBT community on 5 July.
In parallel to the meeting of the members of the parliamentary majority, activists of various social movements and political parties began to gather outside the office of the GM, who believe that the authorities should be held accountable for the events that have injured dozens of journalists.
Among the participants of the action were the chairman of the United National Movement Nika Melia, the leader of the Lelo party Mamuka Khazaradze, the founder of the Droa movement Elena Khoshtaria and others. They insisted on a meeting with representatives of the authorities, but the main demand of the audience was the resignation of the government.
The situation on the ground escalated when demonstrators tried to leave protest graffiti on the walls in red paint. At the same time, several politicians demanded to let them into the office. All this was followed by a confrontation with the police. During the tension, several people were withdrawn from the territory.
Earlier, the Georgian Interior Ministry issued a statement urging the protesters not to go beyond the law on freedom of assembly, and the organizers – not to allow incitement to violence.
Currently, the situation at the office of the “Georgian Dream” is calm, the newspaper writes. Up to ten protesters remain in place.
At the same time, opposition politicians and civic activists are preparing for a rally in front of the Georgian parliament. It will start at 18:00 local time with the slogan “The system is killing! Come out for life. “
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