The rights to peacefully assemble and the freedom of expression are core human rights and fundamental to democracy. Such a statement made the Spokesperson of the US State Department, while commenting the arrest of citizens at the June 2 rally in Tbilisi.
“I’m sure you saw our embassy in Tbilisi spoke about this over the weekend, and I’ll reiterate what they said and say it again here - is that we are monitoring closely the cases of those who were arrested and detained on June 2nd while demonstrating peacefully in front of the parliament.
The rights to peacefully assemble and the freedom of expression are core human rights and fundamental to democracy. And a lack of tolerance for dissent is inconsistent with the values of the Euro-Atlantic family of nations, which the majority of people of Georgia wish to join. And so I don’t have anything additional to add beyond that”, - said Vedant Patel.