29 May 2024,   08:25
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An attack on a policeman means an attack on a state institution, which is unacceptable – Gomelauri

Vakhtang Gomelauri, the Minister of Internal Affairs is at the Georgian Parliament responding to questioned raised by the members of Parliament within the frames of the planned interpellation. He started his speech at the parliamentary body by reviewing the recently developed events on Rustaveli Avenue.

As the Minister pointed out, an attack on a policeman means an attack on a state institution, which is unacceptable.

“On April 16, late at night when the rally was almost over, the participants verbally insulted police officers. They swore, used abusive language against them and their families, children, and won’t even go into details. The confrontation that took place later between the citizens and the policemen was not pleasing to watch for anyone, not even for me, I assure you”, - said Vakhtang Gomelauri.

He noted that the policemen tolerated too many insults. According to Vakhtang Gomelauri, all police officers have an obligation to be patient and each of them understands this very well, however, this does not mean that anyone has the right to verbally or physically abuse them. As the Minister noted, everyone who insults the dignity of policemen and abuses them will be severely punished.

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