Georgian radical opposition starts protest in Tbilisi
Georgia, Tbilisi, May 6 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Opposition leaders began protesting the police today at 10:00 a.m. in Avlabari and are now heading toward the Varketili subway station.
The opposition will gather in front of the metro station to prevent holding the police from holding a parade.
Interior Minister Vano Merabishvili organized a police parade today in honor of May 6 becoming Police Day. The parade will last 12 hours with the participation of police and military.
The opposition believes Saint George's shoudl not be celebrated as Police Day.
The opposition also noted that police opened fire with plastic bullets at the crowd one year ago during a rally May 6 in front of the Tbilisi Police Department.
"It is blasphemous to celebrate Police Day today," opposition leader Eka Beselia said.