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In Cherkassy brawl occured because of red flag in veterans' hands
15:14, 9 May 2016
In Cherkassy brawl occured because of red flag in veterans' hands

Activists emotionally argued that there is no place for the red flag at the ceremony

15:14, 9 May 2016

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In Cherkassy in the central square the fight occurred because of the red flag, which was brought to the square by the local veterans.

Representatives of the battalion "Azov" and "Svoboda" party demanded to remove the flag, and then tried to do it by themselves. Later the police intervened to the conflict. Activists emotionally argued that there is no place for the red communist flag at the ceremony.

Clashes began near Park of Eternal Glory in Kyiv

At the same time Deputy Governor Vitaly Koval argued that such a flag in such a variation still have the right to be present at the event.

Deputy Mayor of Cherkassy Igor Kolomiets said that he had earlier the meeting of the executive committee during which he asked not to provoke a conflict and not to carry the red flags on Victory Day, in order not to disgrace them to all Ukraine.

Further conflict development has been avoided because the police persuaded veterans to carry flags into the city council building.

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