Thirteen still in hospital after Tbilisi June 20 protests

A journalist who got injuries during the protests. Photo: Georgian Charter of Journalist Ethics., 25 Jun 2019 - 18:12, Tbilisi,Georgia

Thirteen people remain hospitalized out of the 240 who were injured during June 20 Tbilisi protests.

Head of Emergency Management Center of Georgia Avtandil Talakvadze said two of the injured are in intensive care department.

He added that their health condition is stable. Both of them have been put on a ventilator.

Talakvadze stated five people may be discharged from the hospital today.

80 police officers were among the 240 people who were injured during Tbilisi clashes on June 20.

Two people lost eyesight in one eye.

Early on June 20, Russian MP Sergey Gavrilov took the seat of the parliamentary speaker in the parliament to address the audience during the 26th Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy which was being held in Georgia at the time. 

The move caused protest amongst the public and opposition MPs.

Riot police dispersed the rally later that evening using tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon as protestors tried to storm the parliament building.