Police detain three more persons for participation in June 20-21 group violence

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has detained three more persons for participating in group violence during June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia said on Wednesday.

MIA said it continues an investigation into the June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building.

“Within the frames of the investigation, law enforcers have detained four more persons for participating in a group violence. The investigation has established that the mentioned persons participated in the group violence during the June 20-21 developments in front of the Parliament’s building. They assaulted police officers using various items, resisted them and tried to storm the Parliament,” the Ministry said.

According to the Interior Ministry, a total of 12 persons, including MP Nikanor Melia, have been charged with organizing, heading and participating in group violence outside the Parliament building in Tbilisi on June 20-21.

The Interior Ministry also said that “an intensive” process of identification of other persons is still underway.

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