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Rallies held in Georgia after journalist beaten by homophobic mob dies at home

By abc.net.au , in World News , at July 12, 2021 Tags: , ,


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Rallies have been held in Georgia after the death of a journalist who was bashed by a homophobic mob that was protesting against a pride march.

Cameraman Alexander Lashkarava was found dead in his home by his mother on Sunday, according to the TV Pirveli channel he worked for.

Lashkarava was one of several dozen journalists attacked last Monday by opponents of an LGBT march that had been scheduled to take place that day in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.

Organisers of the Tbilisi March For Dignity cancelled the event, saying authorities had not provided adequate security guarantees.



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