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Lviv activists protest against “police arbitrary rule”
17:23, 7 August 2017
Lviv activists protest against “police arbitrary rule”

The demonstration started Monday morning

17:23, 7 August 2017

Varta1

The demonstration with a slogan “Stop political repressions” took place in Lviv on Monday at the buildings of National Police and Prosecutor’s Office, reports Varta1.

The organizer of the action is the National Corps political party of Lviv region. Around 60 members of the party participated in it.

The protests started near the regional prosecutor’s office where the activists burned smoke pellets. Several dozen law enforcers, including National Guard servicemen guarded the building even before the start of the meeting.

According to Lviv National Corps head Svyatoslav Siry, searches are now conducted in the apartments of nationalists in connection with the events of May 30. Therefore, the main requirement of the protesters is to put an end to the pressure on National Corps members who took part in the seizure of the building of the Lviv regional council at the end of May.

According to protesters, the persecution of Ukrainian nationalists for political reasons is one of the methods to discredit the nationalist movement.

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"Police lawlessness, despite the reform, continues. And searches, detentions and false accusations are a habitual way for the authorities to prevent patriotic forces from changing this country. That is why the National Corps held a picket and a march against political repression and police arbitrary actions. The authorities should know that we will not give up anyone, and we will always stay together, because together we are strong," reads the message on Facebook page of Lviv region National Corps.

The demonstration ended with the address to police with the request to “not become the regime and be on the side of patriots.”

As it was reported earlier Ukraine protested against scheduled ‘election’ in Crimea. Kyiv calls for more Western sanctions against Russia due to preparation of the ‘vote’ in the occupied peninsula.

Related: Protests in Poltava: Three people injured, eight arrested

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