The Human Rights Center provided this account of what ensued, as told by its reporter:
Some of the assembled journalists -- including from TV broadcasters Rustavi-2 and the First Channel -- suggested that Martashvili appeared to have been drinking and used some choice profanity.
We were keen to give the police chief an opportunity to respond dispassionately and set the record straight. So I telephoned him to ask whether he'd indeed threatened any journalists.
"It's all f***ing bulls**t!", he said, and then suggested I come visit him and listen to his story. "F**k all journalists! Come here, stand by my side, and I'll nicely explain everything to you. And then you'll see what happens. I will f**k the mothers of all those journalists! Got it?"
-- David Mchedlidze