28 September 2021,   22:54
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Ministry of Internal Affairs detained two more violent protesters against Tbilisi Pride on July 5

The officers of Tbilisi Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, as a result of operative-investigative activities, detained G.G. (DoB1991) and G.Kh. (DoB 1989) for unlawful interference with the journalist’s professional activities under the threats of violence, persecution under violence, or threat of violence and group violence.

The investigation established that G.G. and G.Kh. on July 5 of the current year, during the counter-manifestation of “Tbilisi Pride” verbally and physically assaulted the cameraman of “Formula” TV Company and interfered with the journalist’s professional activities in “9 April” Park located near the “Kashueti” church.

The investigation is in progress under Article 154, Part II, Article 156, Part II, Subparagraph “A” and Article 225, Part II of the Criminal Code of Georgia.

During the protest rallies held on July 5-6, 31 people were arrested in total for unlawful interference with the journalist’s professional activities under the threats of violence, persecution under violence, or threat of violence and group violence, in particular:

• 27 individuals have been arrested for unlawful interference with the journalist’s professional activities under the threats of violence, persecution under violence, or threat of violence and group violence;
• 3 persons have been arrested for raiding the office of Tbilisi Pride, group violence, persecution under violence or threat of violence and violation of inviolability of domicile or of any other property;
• 1 person was arrested by the police for violence perpetrated against a citizen;

Investigative-operative activities are underway to identify and arrest others involved in the crime.

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