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Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:15 PM

Journalists attacked, hurt in Tbilisi Georgia at anti-LGBT protest

Source: Associated Press

Journalists attacked, hurt in Georgia at anti-LGBT protest

July 5, 2021

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) ó A protest against a planned LGBT march in the Georgian capital turned violent Monday as demonstrators attacked and injured some 20 journalists covering the event.

Organizers of the Tbilisi March For Dignity that was to take place in the evening cancelled the event, saying authorities had not provided adequate security guarantees.

Opponents of the march blocked off the capitalís main avenue, denounced journalists covering the protest as pro-LGBT propagandists and threw sticks and bottles at the media workers.

A man who the Polish foreign ministry said was a Polish tourist was stabbed several blocks from the demonstration and hospitalized; one suspect was arrested.

Animosity against sexual minorities is strong in the conservative Black Sea nation of Georgia, a former Soviet republic. The Tbilisi Pride group that tried to organize the march said in a statement Monday that opponents of the march were supported by the government and by the Georgian Orthodox Church.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/europe-georgia-religion-journalists-c0dcfe6fc11b0d899583e5044e3251d9

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 07:39 PM

1. Damn. Journalists/reporters are getting hit worldwide and that's not good.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Mon Jul 5, 2021, 08:24 PM

2. Still acting Soviet, not unlike "the big one" n/t

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