Georgia: Priests pray at parliament amid various ongoing protests in Tbilisi

Orthodox priests were seen praying on the stairs of the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi on Monday among various protest groups which gathered in country's capital. Dozens gathered in central Tbilisi to demonstrate against LGBT pride, reportedly vowing to prevent any gay pride event from taking place. Tbilisi's gay pride event was supposed to take place on Monday, but was postponed after its... Еще starting location was leaked online. Meanwhile, LGBT sympathizers gathered in the outskirts of the city at the Kakhetinsky highway which leads to the airport. The protesters demanding the resignation of Internal Affairs Minister Giorgi Gakharia arrived at the city centre as well, continuing protests which have been going on for more than two weeks. A protest decrying an insulting speech made by TV host Georgy Gabunia against Russian President Vladimir Putin was also still in progress next to the Rustavi 2 office. Gabunia started his live show on Sunday evening by calling Putin a 'filthy invader' and insulting his deceased parents. The opposition-run Rustavi 2 channel suspended the presenter for two months.

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