Georgian PM calls on police to ensure protesters safety
I personally guarantee your freedom of expression, Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili addressed the protesters while speaking at a special briefing and called on police to increase measures for ensuring the safety of protesters at Rustaveli Avenue.
"Everyone has the freedom to express their own opinion however confrontation while expressing one’s opinion is unacceptable and we will not allow this to happen," Agenda.ge cited him as saying.
The PM‘s briefing was followed by the mobilization of increased number of armed forces at Rustaveli Avenue to prevent any possible confrontation.
Two groups in confrontation with other another are holding protest rally on Rustaveli Avenue.
The central road is divided into two parts - one occupied by the White Noise Movement activists supporting drug policy liberalisation and criticizing the police raid of night clubs while the other group is made up of protesters headed by Georgian National Unity.
The counter protesters are trying to cross the road to reach the other demonstrators which is being prevented by the police.