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Friday, 28 October 2016


Night incidents in Tbilisi

2009-04-28 10:58

Two protesters were heavily beaten last night in Tbilsi. According to the victims, they were searching for a shop to buy cigarettes, when over 20 people attacked them and beaten up without a single word.


David Gamkrelidze, the opposition leader who was staying near the Parliament last night, accused the government and deplored that the authorities use violence in even in the Day of Repentance [April 28 th, proclaimed upon the initiative of Ilia II, the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia].

Maestro TV company reported of another case of violence. Last night, when several protest action participants were driving home, another car bumped into theirs, unknown people from that car made a tough reprisal.

Also, last night near the protesters near the Parliament clashed with Rustavi 2 and Public TV journalists. Levan Kalandia, Rustavi 2 cameraman, was beaten by unknown people. In his view, they were the protesters; rally participants claim these were provokers as no one knew them by sight. The crew of Public TV said they were preparing for the live air, when several rallying came up to them and expressed their discontent about reporting from the rally too late, when few people are left; the journalists were insulted and accused of lack of objectivity.


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