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One of the victims of the crackdown on protesters outside the Parliament building in Tbilisi lost an eye. About it reports “Interfax” with reference to Georgian mass media.
Presumably, his face was hit with a rubber bullet, which police fired into a crowd of protesters. According to preliminary data, the victim — the employee of one of the local TV stations.
Earlier, the Georgian First channel reported about one affected the journalist. Later it became known about the injury of four employees. Also about the victims reported the TV company “Rustavi-2” and the Georgian news Agency InterpressNews.
20 June, several thousand protesters stormed the Parliament building. The interior Minister of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia declared readiness to resign amid protests in the capital. After several hours, the police used tear gas against protesters and rubber bullets. Injured 52 people, including 38 security forces.
The protests began after a scandal involving the visit of a diplomat from Russia of Sergei Gavrilov, who served as the head of the Interparliamentary Assembly of Orthodoxy. The Deputy opened the session of the organization sitting in the seat of the head of the Georgian Parliament. After that, people began to gather outside Parliament demanding the resignation of the speaker of Irakli Kobakhidze — he was called a traitor because he gave a place of honor Gavrilov.
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