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In Tbilisi, the police dispersed the demonstrators

2011-05-26 13:33

In Tbilisi, the police dispersed the demonstrators. 17543.jpegLast night, around midnight, the law enforcement agencies of Georgia made a statement to the media: police has freed the center of Tbilisi after the protest actions of the «National Assembly» became unauthorized. «Georgia-News» reports about this statement.


«At ten minutes past twelve, after the action of protest of the «National Assembly», wich became unauthorized, the police freed the territory in front of the Parliament from the demonstrators» - the Interior Ministry declared. Also it reports about the fact that the security forces detained several participants of the unauthorized action for resisting the police.

The Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs motivated it by the fact that «according the written request» of the «National Assembly» the protest actions were sanctioned by the municipality for 21-25 May. On May 25 protesters located to the area in front of the parliament, where on May 26 (the Independence Day of Georgia) the military parade will be held».

According to the statement of the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, due to the fact that the demonstrators said that they were not going to diverge after May 25, the municipality requested the organizers to allocate the protest to another place, but received a categorical refusal. Later, shortly before the expiry of the sanctions, representatives of the mayor's office has warned the protesters that if they continue the protest, it will become an unauthorized, and urged them to disperse peacefully. At 00.10, after the protest of the «National Assembly» became unauthorized, «the police freed the territory in front of the Parliament from protesters».

However, according to several local media, during the disperse of the protesters from the area in front of the parliament building last night, two men were killed and one of them was the policeman.

Later, the Interior Ministry has confirmed this fact.

In addition, another victim of last night was a man of about 40 years, who died during the dispersal of the protest, said the agency «InterPressNews».

His identity is being established. he was found near the underground station «Square of Freedom» In an unconscious state. Ambulance could not help him and he he died.

However, this message is not still confirmed by the law enforcement or the service of ambulance.

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