2013-05-20 10:03:00

28 injured in Tbilisi in attack on rally in defense of gays

Tbilisi, May 20, Interfax - Twenty-eight people were hurt in the attack by a large group of people on participants in a rally defending the rights of sexual minorities in Tbilisi on Friday, Georgian Health Minister David Sergiyenko told reporters.

Fourteen of these people have been hospitalized, the minister said.

"Among the victims is a journalist, whose head was smashed with a blunt object. She is now in stable condition," the minister said.

Several hundred opponents of the rally now remain in Tbilisi's Prospekt Rustaveli and have no intention of leaving, despite the calls from the police and the clergy, the Georgian media have reported.