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Georgian cameraman dies after attack during protests against LGBTIQ+ pride march

By sbs , in World News , at July 12, 2021 Tags: , ,

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An investigation has been launched into the death of Alexander Lashkarava, who was beaten while covering a protest against a pride march last week.

Thousands rallied in Georgia on Sunday demanding the government resign following a TV cameraman’s death after being badly beaten by far-right assailants during a protest against an LGBTIQ+ pride march.

Alexander Lashkarava, 37, a cameraman for independent TV station Pirveli, was found dead at his home on Sunday, the channel said. It did not disclose the cause of death. 

More than 50 journalists were injured that day by anti-LGBTIQ+ groups protesting against the planned march, which was cancelled over safety fears.

Rights activists called for a protest on Sunday evening, with about 8,000 demonstrators gathering outside parliament by 8pm, an AFP correspondent at the scene reported.

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