Pro and anti-Russian supporters clash in Tbilisi

  • The detained people were released after being given a summons to appear in court tomorrow. Photo by IPN
Agenda.ge, 27 Mar 2014 - 18:14, Tbilisi,Georgia

Three people were arrested by police after a mid-city clash between pro-Russian and anti-Russian supporters in Tbilisi today.

Members of non-governmental organisation The Earth Is Our Home protested against the West slapping sanctions on eleven high-level Russian officials linked to Russia's military incursion into Crimea, Ukraine.

Chairperson of the organization Elguja Khodeli held a Russian flag while being interviewed when he was attacked by opposition activists.

The anti-Russian protestors said they did not belong to any organised group or organisation and condemned Russia’s actions in Georgia and Ukraine.

The two controverted groups were parted by police after a physical altercation between them. The area was then cordoned off so the pro-Russian protestors could leave peacefully.

The three detained people were released after being given a summons to appear in court tomorrow.

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