Update: interior minister’s parliamentary address on July 5-6 violence postponed amid opposition protest [Video]

The opposition MPs took the podium when Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri extended his condolences over TV PIrveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava’s death. Photo: Shot from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty video

Agenda.ge, 18 Jul 2021 - 15:16, Tbilisi,Georgia

Updated at 15:16

Georgian Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri’s parliamentary address on the violence of July 5-6 in Tbilisi has been postponed due to an opposition protest.

Earlier at 14:35

Some opposition MPs have left the parliament session in protest of Interior Minister Vakhtang Gomelauri, who is scheduled to talk about the violence of July 5-6 in Tbilisi. 

1TV.ge has shared a video footage of today's session:

Holding the photos of the late TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, who was one of the 53 media representatives attacked by the right-wing groups during the Tbilisi Pride counter rally, opposition United National Movement MPs said the government should resign. 

The only statement that the society expects from you Mr. Vakhtang is that you and [Prime Minister] Irakli Garibashvili should resign", UNM member Tina Bokuchava addressed Minister Gomelauri. 

Director of Tbilisi Pride has tweeted: