Georgian parliament stormed after journalist's death

Shouting, pushing and shoving - the scene in Georgia's parliament on Monday (July 12).

Scuffles broke out as journalists and opposition politicians tried to enter the lower house to protest the death of a journalist, beaten up during violence against LGBT activists.

The majority were turned away by security, but some did get through, sparking chaos.

Cameraman Alexander Lashkarava was badly hurt along with several other journalists as violent groups ransacked an LBGT+ campaign office last week, prompting activists to call off their pride march.

He was later found dead at his home by his mother, according to the channel he worked for, TV Pirveli.

It did not disclose the cause of his death, and neither have police.

The interior ministry said it had opened a criminal case.

Hundreds rallied in the capital Tbilisi in anger on Sunday (July 11).

Protesters called for the resignation of the prime minister and his government.

They accuse Irakli Garibashvili of failing to protect journalists and allowing violence by radical groups.

The Interior Ministry said on Monday that police have detained a new suspect in the violence against the journalists.

It said at least 20 people have now been detained for attacks against media - including five held responsible for physical and verbal abuse against TV Pirveli's camera crew.

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