Those who incited violence, they should be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Such a statement made Ned Price, U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price, while commenting July 5 - 6 development.
“The safety of every Georgian journalist and the credibility of democracy in Georgia, in fact, require that every individual who attacked peaceful protesters and journalists on July 5th and 6th or those who incited violence – they must be identified; they should be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
We remind Georgia’s leaders and its law enforcement of their responsibility to protect all of those exercising their constitutional rights. We remind them of their responsibility to protect journalists exercising the freedom of press – of the press.
And we encourage all Georgians, including Georgian officials, to publicly condemn this type of violence that has no place in a democracy”, - said Ned Price.