A number of black students were attacked by a group of local men in Tbilisi over the weekend at a public football pitch. Police have launched an investigation and are considering whether the incident qualified as a hate crime. [Read more…]
A recent confrontation between a black man and a group of white Georgian men on Tbilisi’s streets underscored the racism non-white people often face in the country. Despite reporting the matter to the police, the victim’s complaint was not taken seriously, bringing into question the authorities’ commitment to tackling racism.