Every party should explain to their supporters that violence and intimidation is unacceptable – US Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan said when commenting about Marneuli incident.
According to Degnan, similar incident such as in Marneuli town damages the reputation of the country.
“I express gratitude towards civil society, which monitors similar incidents so that they become known to the public, also toward Ministry of Internal Affairs, which leads investigations. It is important that every party sends clear message to its supports that such activities and any kind of violence is unacceptable. It is not the way through which democratic elections should be held in Georgia. Such cases will, by all means, damage the reputation of the country,” Degnan said.
Activists of National Movement and Georgian Dream parties clashed with each other in Marneuli town of Kvemo Kartli region. Several people including journalists were injured during the conflict.