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Georgia has marked Police Day2013-05-20 12:45
On Sunday, May 19, Prime Minister of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili congratulated the representatives of the Interior Ministry and all citizens of the country with the Police Day, noting the merits of the defenders of public order, the News-Georgia reports.gt-en-newsitem-inside
A festive ceremony dedicated to the Police Day was held outside the building of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia on the outskirts of Tbilisi.
"Today we celebrate the Day of the Georgian Police. I congratulate every police officer and every citizen. You, the police, are performing an extremely important mission. You provide order, you protect the security of every citizen, and very often you provide this security at the expense of risk to your lives," Ivanishvili said.
Police Day in Georgia was celebrated on May 6 since 2010 for 3 years, which caused public protest and opposition, the IA Regnum reported. May 6 in Georgia is Memorial Day of St. George. In addition, this day is associated with the dispersal of opposition protests that took place on May 6, 2009, and during which many participants of this action suffered. This year, under the decision of the Government of Georgia celebration of the Police Day was postponed to May 19.