Twenty detained for attempting to disrupt Tbilisi Pride events released

  • During the movie screening, homophobic groups gathered near the event site throwing bottles, stones and eggs attendees. Photo: on.ge.

Agenda.ge, 2 Jul 2021 - 15:36, Tbilisi,Georgia

Twenty individuals detained on July 1 for attempting to disrupt Tbilisi Pride events have been released today, reports the Georgian Interior Ministry.

Three other individuals who were also detained for attempting to disrupt the event and attacked guests with stones and eggs have been sent to pretrial detention.

Tbilisi Pride, a civic movement which opposes homo/transphobia and fights to overcome it through exercising the constitutional right of assembly and manifestation, has scheduled Tbilisi Pride for July 1-5.

On July 1 a presentation of a British documentary film was held, which tells the story of the 2019 Tbilisi Pride events.

Ambassadors of the United Kingdom and France, Mark Clayton and Diego Colas, attended the film screening yesterday and expressed their support for and solidarity with Tbilisi Pride.

During the movie screening, homophobic groups gathered near the event site throwing bottles, stones and eggs attendees.

Dozens of police officers were deployed on the spot, however organisers of the event said eggs were thrown at a representative of the US Embassy, while other guests were beaten by homophobic groups.

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