Saakashvili: the street politics in Georgia has come to the end
According to Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, the dispersal of an opposition rally on Rustaveli Avenue in Tbilisi on May 26 was not cruel, but quite adequate. As the "GHN" reported, this opinion the head of the Georgian government said in an interview with The New Times.
"Was it brutally? I do not think it was brutally, - Saakashvili said. - Brutally was what happened then, the fact that the people were killed. The police themselves were totally adequate. We had to deal with people who wanted violence. When one of the sides wants violence, there are no means just to wind the diapers round them and easily to remove. That night I watched how in Barcelona and England the fans of "Barcelona" soccer club were dispersed - the actions of the police were much more stringent. In fact, I am now much more satisfied with the police than three years ago ... Yes, yes, yes. Now they have acted much more professionally. I think in a couple of years they will be even more professional: we continually train them".
According to the president of Georgia, all that occurred on May 26 was aimed to a certain television show.
"And those who has ordered it all - I do not know who, in addition to the FSB, has planned this all - were precisely aimed to shock the democrats in the former Soviet Union territories. It was all meant for a television picture. They (the customers) have reached a result that they wanted. But I think we also have achieved a result because it's the end of the street politics in Georgia" - said Saakashvili.
Recall, in the night of May 26 on Rustaveli Avenue in the heart of the Georgian capital, tragic events took place. Local police with rubber bullets and tear gas has dispersed the action of protests of the "National Assembly". As a result, at the end of the night, two people were killed and more than 100 people were detained by the law enforcement.