Police abuse powers due to alienation toward protestors: Georgian president
Georgia, Tbilisi, June 20 / Trend , N.Kirtzkhalia/
Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili admitted that there were cases of abuse of authority by the police against the opposition, he said at the "Position" program of the Rustavi 2 TV channel.
The president stressed that such police actions are humanly understandable, as they are constantly exposed to insults from the opposition. "They spend hours standing in the cordon and inside buildings, where the opposition actions take place and hear that they are murderers, grasper and rapists. They are those who defend the order in our territory, and they naturally dislike these people," he said.
The president stressed that the opposition often speaks about the politicized police. "If we do not want to politicize the police, then we should not call them with bad words, denounce them, because all it leads to alienation of police from these people, although we try to fully correct this situation and not allow abuse of power," he said.
Saakashvili also said that the opposition often violates the law.
"One cannot fight with the fundamental institutions of the state, as it is harmful to the state, rather than for an individual government," he said.
The president stressed that the police had exceeded their rights toward journalists on June 15, although later they apologized for them and returned virtually all the recordings on cassettes.