TBILISI, DFWatch–Two people have been detained during a scuffle at a demonstration against the US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
The non-governmental organization Earth is our Home held a rally on Pushkin Square in the center of Tbilisi to express support for eleven Russian officials who have been targeted in sanctions imposed by the United States after events in Ukraine.
Some of the people at the rally were carrying Russian flags. One of them, the organization’s leader Elguja Khodeli, was talking to journalists when participants of a counter rally approached and there was a scuffle.
Two from the counter rally, Giorgi Rukhaia and Tsotne Mamulashvili, were detained.
Some people were taken away by ambulance.
Police came to the spot and made a corridor until the rallies were over and helped members of Earth is our Home get away safely.