Dozens of Tbilisi residents gathered for a protest near the hotel where Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner was staying. The demonstrators demand to expel him from the country, the Izvestia TV channel reports.
Protesters argue that Posner does not recognize the territorial integrity of Georgia and that his presence in the country is unacceptable.
A number of demonstrators tried to get into the hotel, according to media reports, the activists managed to turn off the electricity supply to the building. The police had to restrain aggressive residents with a human shield. The rally escalated into a clash with the police, the security forces took the hotel under heavy protection.
Vladimir Pozner flew to Tbilisi to celebrate his 87th birthday.
The Izvestia TV channel is available in the packages of cable operators, in Moscow it is located on the 26th button. The channel is also broadcast live on the iz.ru website.