15 rally participants detained in Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Detainees provoked fights and used banners with the banned Soviet symbols, local police say
15:56, 9 May 2017

112 Agency

The police of south-Ukrainian Odesa detained 15 citizens who participated in the May 9 mass public actions; they used banners, leaflets and other items featuring the banned Soviet symbols. The press department of the National Police in Odesa reported that on May 9.  

‘Fifteen citizens were taken to the police precincts in Odesa for committing various violations of public order: use of the banned symbols, spread of illegal printed products, disorderly conduct and so on’, the message says.

Today, on May 9, as Ukraine honors the memory of the Second World War victims, over 3,000 law enforcers patrol Odesa.  

According to the latest data revealed by Ukraine’s Interior Ministry, about 50 people in total were detained and eight policemen were injured during rallies and marches that take place in several cities across the country. 25 people were detained in Kyiv; in Dnipro, southeastern Ukraine, six policemen and eight public activists were injured during clashes.     

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