30 Oct 2018 16:10

Georgian Interior Ministry: Hooliganism case opened after attack on candidate Vashadze's HQ

TBILISI. Oct 30 (Interfax) - The Georgian Interior ministry has launched an investigation into the attack at the local campaign headquarters of Grigol Vashadze, an opposition candidate for president, in the town of Akhalkalaki in southern Georgia, Deputy Interior Minister Natia Mezrishvili told reporters on Tuesday.

"An investigation has been launched on charges of hooliganism. Investigative and procedural measures are now being actively conducted. As soon as there any results and motives are confirmed, we will promptly inform the public," Mezrishvili said.

Vashadze's campaign headquarters said earlier on Tuesday that up to 20 people armed with sticks had seriously injured three staff members. Vashadze's representatives blamed the ruling party, Georgian Dream.