Hundreds of people flooded the square in front of the Rustavi 2 Channel building in Tbilisi on Monday night to protest obscene statements made by host Georgy Gabunia on his program towards Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier the day.
People were seen whistling and shouting while police kept an eye on protesters, but did not interfere with them.
On Sunday Georgian private broadcaster... Еще Rustavi 2's anchor Georgy Gabunia started his PS live show insulting Russian President with obscene words in Russian.
The President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, unequivocally condemned the incitement of hatred, verbal aggression, insults and provocative statements made today at Rustavi 2.
“They run counter to all Georgian traditions, serve only to divide and heighten tensions in the country, with Russia and in the region,” she wrote on Twitter.
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze also slammed Rustavi 2 on Twitter for «provocation and an attempt to destabilize the country.»
On June 21 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree suspending flights to Georgia by Russian airlines starting from July 8, following anti-government protests in Tbilisi.
The tensions began after Russian MP Sergei Gavrilov addressed the audience from the seat of the Georgian parliamentary speaker during the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy on June 20.