I issued the order, I acted within the constitution and the legislation of Georgia, the orange bullet is not lethal, - Minister of Internal Affairs Giorgi Gakharia said on TV Pirveli.
When asked whether he issued all the orders on the night of June 20, the minister said that he “issued the order”.
"I issued the order, especially after the protest got violent. I acted within the constitution and the legislation of Georgia. The main responsibility of the police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs is to protect the institutions and public order in the country," said Giorgi Gakharia.
As for the orange bullets used during the dispersal of the rally, the Minister said that the police has the right to use such bullets.
"This orange bullet is not lethal and it can be legally used all over the world, including in Georgia," said Gakharia.