The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia issued a statement regarding the rally today, November 8, at 20:00 on Freedom Square, calling on the organizers and participants of the rally to obey the law.
“The Ministry of Internal Affairs protects the right of our citizens to hold peaceful assemblies and demonstrations guaranteed by the Constitution of Georgia.
“At the same time, it should be noted that according to the Law of Georgia on Assemblies and Manifestations, it is prohibited to block administrative bodies and suspend their activities.
“During the ongoing rallies, the Ministry of Internal Affairs calls on citizens and political leaders to abide by the Constitution of Georgia, respect the professional activities of police officers, do not go beyond the law established by the peaceful assembly, obey police demands and maintain public order.
“Any violation of the law will be stopped immediately by the police and an appropriate legal response will follow,” reads the statement.
The demand of the rally is to transfer Mikheil Saakashvili, the former President of Georgia, to a civilian clinic, Saakashvili has been on hunger strike for 39 days.