The President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili, said that the Georgian police acted within the law. "The police and special divisions used those means that are applied in destroying the demonstrations in all democratic countries and acted within the law," Saakashvili stated in his appeal to people on 7 November.
"We used those means that are applied by police in those countries where the police try to minimize damages to the demonstration participants and follow the order. Therefore, there are not anything strange in this issue," the President said.
Saakashvili assured the people that "there is nothing which is more significant for me than my country and people". "I am ready to give my head for each of you and die for happiness and freedom of Georgia," he said.
The President of Georgia said that for several days, the demonstrations of the opposition took place within the democracy, silently and in a civilized manner. "We live in a democratic country and the people have the rights to freely express their opinion and the President is the guarantee of it," he said. Saakashvili highlighted the wish of the government to attach a civilized character to the demonstration, but received repulse from the opposition who attacked breaking all norms of law and the government was forced to take adequate measures.
The President of Georgia said that the disorder was organized by the part of opposition who implemented the order of Russian Government. "Yesterday the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, imposed a direct task to the opposition to begin disorder and highlighted support to the opposition," he said. The President said that due to their intelligence and demolition activities in Georgia, several employee of the Russian Embassy in Georgia have been announced as undesirable persons and they will be expelled from Georgia, he said.
Saakashvili called on the opposition to come to dialogue. "Healthy part of opposition may hold talks with us and we are prepared for it," the President said.