2 Mar 2022 01:56

Georgian law enforcement to curb any attempts to stage riots - justice minister

TBILISI. March 2 (Interfax) - The Georgian authorities are determined to curb any attempts to stage riots in the country, Justice Minister Rati Bregadze said on Tuesday.

"Of course, any attempt at any unrest against the legitimate government won't be allowed in any circumstances, and the Georgian government has all resources to act in the interests of the Georgian people and not to allow another war in Georgia," Bregadze said on the Imedi television channel, in commenting on the opposition's calls for Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili's resignation.

Those who are trying "to use any pretext in pursuing their narrow political interests" to increase tensions are seeking to complicate relations between Georgia and Ukraine nowadays, he said.

Bregadze accused these Georgian forces of "political looting" in order to "stage unrest in Georgia and gain power this way."

Georgian media have reported that, as the rally in the center of Tbilisi was gaining momentum, law enforcement officials brought metal fences to the government office, and police officers were deployed near the parliament.