Georgia, Tbilisi, May 4 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Georgia leader Irakli Alasania will not participate in a Georgian opposition campaign scheduled for May 6.
"We support demands to release all political prisoners, but we will not take part in the protests," Alasania told journalists.
The opposition decided to hold rallies May 6 to demand the release of political prisoners and oppose the declaration of May 6 as Police Day in Georgia.
Georgia celebrates an Orthodox feast honoring Saint George on the same day, and the opposition has called the announcement blasphemy. The opposition announced its intention to disrupt the law enforcement agency parade in front of the Interior Ministry.
"We choose a different kind of struggle to resolve the country's problems - a vote. Of course, peaceful protests are acceptable for me, but we will come to power in the elections and resolve these problems," Alasania said.
He added that declaring May 6 Police Day is "inconvenient."
"The police has many true patriots, but some believe their work is to intimidate the population," he said.
Alasania is running for the post of Tbilisi mayor.