We have cancelled our plans to carry out patrolling, businessman Levan Vasadze said addressing the people assembled in Vera Park today. Levan Vasadze said they made the decision due to the decision of the Interior Ministry. Vasadze expressed his gratitude to the Interior Ministry for the “right decision.” However, the businessman threatened the citizens would resume patrolling “in case of necessity. “
The Ministry of Interior said it launched an investigation into Levan Vasadze’s statement during June 16 rally, where he announced formation of the legions to carry out patrolling against “gay propaganda”.
The investigation has been launched under Article 223 of the Criminal Code of Georgia, which sanctions formation, leading, participation in, or aiding an abetting of the “illegal groupings”.