It was said that as if [Vakhtang] Gomelauri ordered the beating of journalists. Sorry, this is idiocy. Such a statement made today the Minister of Internal Affairs, while commenting July 5-6 rallies.
“We heard that there was no police and that I ordered the beating of journalists. I do not want to offend these people. They said that [Vakhtang] Gomelauri ordered the beating of journalists. Sorry, this is idiocy.
How can any minister, any Government, strong or weak, do such a thing. We have not seen so much aggression towards media representatives. There have been attack on journalists, however, persecution of journalists in so many different locations at the same time is, of course, unacceptable.
Of course, I condemn it. I want to emphasize that the police did everything they could. Some of them were injured and hospitalized”, - said Vakhtang Gomelauri.