Locals, Donbas veterans attack construction site in Kyiv
08:20, 7 September 2016

Locals, Donbas veterans attack construction site in Kyiv

Dozens of people demanded to stop construction works but eventually retreated

08:20, 7 September 2016

Protesters Kyiv Svyatoshyn September 2016

The conflict over the construction site in Svyatoshyn district in Kyiv took place in the night of September 7. Several dozens of local activists and veterans of Donbas conflict stormed the site, demanding to stop the works.

The witnesses report that stones were thrown from both sides of the fence that separated the activists from representatives of the house building company. Firecracker explosions were heard, too.  In the end, the police detained some 30 activists; some of them were reported to have spray cans.

Semen Semenchenko, MP and former commander of Donbas battalion, was present. While giving commentary to the press, he said that the house building company holds on the site’s territory cars that belong to the locals. Besides, Semenchenko said, the real estate developer promised to build a new kindergarten, and now they build another residential house instead.  

Twenty minutes after the clashes began the police and the National Guard special task forces arrived. Some activists reportedly picked a fight with the law enforcers who tried to ease tensions. A fire broke out, but it was extinguished by firemen who reached the site soon.

The video below belongs to activist group C14.

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Later, Semenchenko urged the people to leave the site and go home.

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