Police clashed with protesters during Tbilisi parade

Several policemen and protesters have been injured in a clash on Thursday as hundreds of Georgian opposition activists tried to cross a railway line to break up the police parade of about 4,000 officers, attended by President Mikhail Saakashvili, media reported.

Reportedly, protesters stared pelting stones at riot police which prevented them from moving towards the Interior Ministry building where police forces were marking newly proclaimed Day of Police with a parade.

The opposition activists were protesting against the government’s decision to hold the parade on St. George’s Day, anOrthodox Christian holiday. Opposition leaders stated that three people were injured.