About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 20:38 - 3 Jul.'15
 
RSS
Mobile
Twitter
Facebook
Merabishvili Says No Chance of Revolution
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 9 Apr.'09 / 02:07

Police will not intervene in planned rallies and protesters will be able to demonstrate their will as long as they wish provided they remain peaceful, Vano Merabishvili, an influential interior minister, said.

“There is no chance of a revolution in Georgia,” he said in an interview with Reuters on April 8, less than a day before the opposition plans to launch the protest rally to demand President Saakashvili’s resignation.

“It [the protest] cannot last forever. The participants also have their own limits,” he said. “If there is no threat to the lives of the citizens, our tactic will be to not intervene or impede members of the protest in expressing their will freely.”

“My position does not give me the liberty to exclude anything, but my mood tells me there will not be violence,” Merabishvili added.

In a separate interview also on April 8 with the French news agency, AFP, Merabishvili said the authorities would show “maximum tolerance” for the protesters.

“There will be no direct confrontation between police and protesters,” he said.

“Only if the opposition attempts to take these [government] buildings and occupy them, then we will stop their attack.”
 
More than dozen of opposition parties, behind the planned rallies, said they would keep protesting unless President Saakashvili resigned.

Leader of opposition Alliance for Georgia, Irakli Alasania, said on April 8: ”I personally can reassure you that what we are trying to do tomorrow ... is not to stage a revolution.”

"What we are trying to do is to demonstrate to the government and the international community that there is huge mistrust toward the government from the public."

Latest News
03 Jul.'15 20:38
Increase of Compensation for Families of Fallen Police Officers Approved
Families of police officers killed in the line of duty will receive GEL 100,000 one-time payment.
03 Jul.'15 18:32
Georgia Reports 2.3m Visits by Foreign Citizens in H1í15
Number of tourists was down by 1.9% y/y to 853,605 in the first six months of this year.
03 Jul.'15 15:12
After Winning Case Against Russia at ECHR, Georgia Asks for EUR 70.3m in Compensation
The case stems from deportation of Georgian nationals from Russia in 2006.
03 Jul.'15 11:46
Annual Inflation 4.5% in June
On monthly basis inflation was just 0.02% in June.
02 Jul.'15 23:48
Turkmenistanís President Visits Georgia, Discusses Gas Transit Project
President Berdymukhamedov is paying his first official visit to Georgia on July 2-3.
02 Jul.'15 14:14
At Geneva Talks Russia Says Georgiaís NATO Integration Poses Security Threat to Region
32nd round of Geneva international discussions, launched after August 2008 war, was held on July 1.
01 Jul.'15 18:31
C.Bank Increases Key Rate to 5.5%
It projected gradual increase of the rate to 6.5% by the end of the year.
01 Jul.'15 16:36
Deputy Finance Minister Comments on Greek Debt Crisis Affect on Georgia
Greece is the second largest source of remittances to Georgia.
30 Jun.'15 23:47
GFF: UEFA Super Cup Tickets to Go on Sale at Box Office after Online Sale Fails Again
“We will need several days to print tickets and to then start selling them at box offices,” GFF President said.
30 Jun.'15 19:47
Parliament Human Rights Committee Supports Repealing Imprisonment for Marijuana Use
The proposal has yet to be discussed by the Parliament.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2013, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.
39