Tbilisi Pride office attacked: what’s happening on Rustaveli Avenue?

Georgian Patriarchate said that any tension in the country is unacceptable. Photo: Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge. 

Agenda.ge, 05 Jul 2021 - 13:51, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Patriarchate has reminded demonstrators protesting the Tbilisi Pride march today that their actions ‘must only be peaceful’ after demonstrators demolished tents on Rustaveli Avenue, threw eggs and bottles at several buildings, attacked journalists and broke into the Tbilisi Pride office. 

The Patriarchate, which condemned the holding of the Tbilisi Pride march in a previous statement and urged people to take to the street against the Tbilisi Pride march, has stated that ‘they protest the propaganda of sin, but the church prays for everyone, including the Tbilisi Pride participants.’