Hours before UNM’s rally at Liberty Square, Georgia’s Interior Ministry released a statement, saying “to be mobilized to maintain public and security measures as well as for the prevention of artificial escalation of events.”
The Ministry pledges to ensure the right of citizens to hold peaceful assemblies and demonstrations guaranteed by the Constitution of Georgia.
“Herewith, it is notable that according to the Law of Georgia on Assemblies and Manifestations, blocking of administrative institutions and hampering their activities are also prohibited by the active legislation.
The Ministry calls on citizens and political leaders involved in ongoing rallies and manifestations to act in compliance with the Constitution of Georgia, respect the professional activities of police, not exceed the law on freedom of assembly, follow the legal requests of the police and observe public order. Police will immediately foil any violation of the law that will follow by the legal response,” the statement reads.
United National Movement’s rally is scheduled for 8 pm.