TBILISI, April 1 – RIA Novosti. The Georgian Interior Ministry fined 32 people for violating quarantine measures, including television journalist Vladimir Pozner for violating coronavirus restrictions, the ministry said.
On Wednesday, protests were organized in Tbilisi over the visit of journalist Pozner, who arrived in the Georgian capital to celebrate his birthday. Protesters argue that since Posner does not recognize the country's territorial integrity, his presence is unacceptable. They surrounded the hotel building, where Posner and his friends originally stayed, and later the guests were transferred to the Romms hotel in the center of Tbilisi. Protesters threw eggs at the front of the building, demanding that Posner and his comrades leave the country. The journalist himself told RIA Novosti on Wednesday evening that he had arrived in Tbilisi to celebrate his birthday and was going to return on April 3. He admitted that he could fly earlier, adding that he was in the hotel safe, which was provided by the police.
There are some coronavirus restrictions in Georgia, including a curfew at night and restrictions on crowded events, including feasts, anniversaries and weddings. Violation of the curfew is punishable by a fine of 2,000 lari (about $ 600).
“Employees of the patrol police department fined 32 people under part 10 of Art. 42 of the Criminal Code for violating the rules of isolation and quarantine. Nine out of 41 who arrived in the country did not violate the rules. facts of violation, “- said in the statement.
The Georgian Interior Ministry confirmed to journalists that “Vladimir Pozner is among the fined.”