Government offers treatment abroad to teenager who lost eye during Tbilisi protests

  • 18-year-old Mako Gomuri was discharged from hospital yesterday. Photo:fortuna.ge.

Agenda.ge, 25 Jun 2019 - 15:06, Tbilisi,Georgia

Mako Gomuri, 18, who lost her eye during the June 20 Tbilisi protests, will be provided with medical treatment abroad, Georgian government official Sozar Subari said.

He stated the Georgian government will do its best for all the injured to recover.

 I feel very sorry for what happened,’ he added.

The teenage girl who has just been discharged will also be provided with medical treatment,” Subari said.

240 people including 80 police officers were injured on June 20 as police dispersed the protest rally in Tbilisi.

Protests still continue. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Young Georgian actor Demetre Nakopia, also shot in the eye, was operated on and doctors managed to save his eye.

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

The move caused protest amongst the public and opposition MPs.

Protestors gathered by the parliament. Late at night they tried to storm the building despite police warnings calling on them not to violate public order.

Riot police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon but clashes between the protestors and law enforcers lasted all night long.

Thirteen people still remain hospitalised.  Health condition of two being in intensive care department is stable.

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