The Associated Press reports:
Several thousand people protested in front of the Georgian parliament on Sunday evening, demanding that the ex-Soviet nation’s prime minister resign over the death of a journalist who was attacked and beaten by anti-LGBT protesters.
Cameraman Alexander Lashkarava was found dead in his home by his mother earlier Sunday, according to the TV Pirveli channel he worked for. Lashkarava was one of several dozen journalists attacked last Monday by opponents of an LGBT march that had been scheduled to take place that day in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Lashkarava, according to his colleague Miranda Baghaturia, was beaten by a mob of 20 people. Media reports say he sustained multiple injuries and had to undergo surgery but was discharged from a hospital on Thursday.
Read the full article. As I reported last week, a mob of anti-LGBT protesters including Orthodox priests ransacked the Tbilisi Pride office and beat journalists hours before the parade, which was then canceled. US and EU embassies immediately condemned the attack.
Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili says “when 95% of our population are against holding a propagandistic parade in a demonstrative manner, we shall all obey that [opinion].” https://t.co/LpzbW16Ftu
— Civil.ge (@CivilGe) July 12, 2021
Georgian TV cameraman Alexander Lashkarava dies after being badly beaten by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob. Government accused of culpable passivity after more than 50 journalists were attacked covering anti-LGBTQ groups attacking the Pride march in Tbilisihttps://t.co/IXwdcT5xVa
— Alfons López Tena (@alfonslopeztena) July 11, 2021