On 4 December, during a celebration of the last day of Jewish holiday Hanukkah, which was held on the Freedom Square, two citizens tore off placards and damaged a scene erected there. Moreover, up to 20 people, including religious servants of Orthodox Christian Church, voiced their protests against the celebration of Hanukkah and tried to thwart the concert conducted there. Religious servants declared that on the day when the Orthodox Church marks the Day of Virgin Mary's Induction to Church, the celebration of Hanukkah was offending for them. That's why, they said, they tried to thwart the concert.
The Interior Ministry detained two persons. According to Netgazeti internet edition, the detainees were charged with petty hooliganism, a crime specified in Article 166 of the Code of Georgia on Administrative Offences and envisaging the punishment of 100 GEL-worth fine.