TBILISI, DFWatch–The leader of a small Georgian opposition party was detained by police for hooliganism on Thursday.
The incident took place at an Interior Ministry building in the capital Tbilisi.
Kakha Kukava, leader of Free Georgia, was there for some business, when he appears to have run into Lado Sadghobelashvili, leader of the activist network Free Generation, who had just been detained for disorderly conduct at an anti-National Movement rally outside parliament.
According to a statement put out by Kukava’s party, Sadghobelashvili, ‘attacked him’.
“Interior Ministry employees later detained Kakha Kukava due to unknown reasons,” Free Georgia wrote.
Kukava was released later on Thursday.
A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry confirmed to Interpressnews that he was detained for petty hooliganism, an administrative violation, after having had an argument with Sadghobelashvili.
Kukava garnered 2.3 percent of votes as a candidate for Tbilisi mayor in last year’s local election. His non-parliamentary bloc won 2.2 percent in the country as a whole.