Sunday, 15 May 2011

Police detain several participants of Day of Indignation rally in Kyiv

The police have detained several participants of the Day of Indignation rally, who were trying to set up tents on the lawn in front of the building of Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv.

A scuffle between the protesters and officers of the Berkut special units continues, a correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine reported. The law-enforcers have encircled the territory where the protesters were trying to set up tents.

The policemen have lined up along the fence of the building of the Verkhovna Rada, the fence of the Mariinsky Palace, and the Mariinsky Park and directly in front of the parliament building. According to rough estimates, there are about 1,000 police officers and only a few hundred protesters.

After the Day of Indignation rally against the actions of the current government ended, its participants tried to set up tents on the lawn near the building of the Verkhovna Rada. Policemen surrounded the protesters in order to prevent it, citing a court decision.

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