Georgian president highlights violence against women on Police Day

    by | Jun 1, 2015

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    TBILISI, DFWatch–In a speech celebrating Police Day, President Giorgi Margvelashvili drew attention to the recent increase in murders of women, which he considers a challenge not only for the police, but for the whole nation.

    “2014 was a year of particular violence against people. We fail to explain it today because it is not part of our nature and society,” he said.

    Georgia marked police day on Sunday with a display of police machinery and equipment in Kutaisi, the country’s second largest city. Various branches of law enforcement were lined up in uniform as members of the government held their speeches.

    Margvelashvili expressed confidence in the police to fight more actively against serious crime, and said he is sure that the catastrophic statistics of 2014 won’t be repeated in the future.

    Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili recalled the time when he was an Interior Minister and said then as now, ministers are continuing their policy as one family.

    “We managed to unite a ministry split into several internal groups and clans.”

    The president, prime minister and interior minister inspected police vehicles and other equipment on display. The Emergency Service displayed fire trucks, snow vehicles, rescue trucks, emergency cars.

    Representatives of the Interior Ministry had made a presentation of the new 3d theory exams required to get a driver’s license, while visitors could also see historical banners and the first Georgian driver’s license and car documents.

    112 Georgia – Emergency Response Center spoke about services for people with disabilities.

    People could visit the exhibitions the whole day in Kutaisi.

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