“Interior Minister should not come to the parliament as the opposition does not want to listen to him,” said the chairman of the Georgian Dream (GD) faction Mamuka Mdinaradze.
Interior Minister’s parliamentary address on July 5-6 events was postponed earlier today due to the opposition protest.
Mdinaradze claims the ruling team is roughly briefed on the answers over recent developments “which is sufficient for now.”
MP Mdinaradze thinks Gomelauri should use a different format for communication with the opposition.
“For example, be live on TV. This is my opinion, but Vakhtang Gomelauri will probably decide for himself the form of communication,” Mdinaradze said.
Interior Minister’s arrival triggered skirmishes in the parliament. The tension mounted as the opposition members took the podium when Minister was offering condolences to the late cameraman’s family. They held the pictures of the late cameraman and PM to demand his resignation.
On top of that, media representatives hung a banner from the balcony of the plenary session hall with the caption “Take Political Responsibility.”
Fifty-three journalists were injured during July 5-6 violence, one of whom passed away on July 11. TV Pirveli cameraman Lekso Lashkarava, 36, died six days later after being severely beaten by a far-right mob during the anti-Tbilisi Pride rally on July 5.
Civil activists and media representatives demand the resignation of the Georgian Prime Minister and Interior Minister over the violence against media and Lashkarava’s death.