Protests of EU license plates car owners: Activists damage car of MP, Instytutska street shut down

Source : 112 Ukraine

Activists demand that the government approve police checks of cars with foreign license plates and apply sanctions according to the customs law
20:08, 12 July 2018

Drivers of EU license plates cars who carry on with protests in the downtown Kyiv blocked the exits from the parliament's building and damaged a lawmaker's car.

According to Ukrainska Pravda, they blocked the exits located on the surface, which lead to the Constitution Square, Hrushevskoho street, as well as Shovkovychna and Sadova streets. 

The activists do not let outside MPs, reporters and the parliament staff, chanting 'Shame on you!' and 'Go to work!'.

The speaker already closed the session of the parliament; however, the EU license plates car owners demand that the MPs vote for the bill on customs clearance for such vehicles. A correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that most of the MPs left the building of the parliament.

Related: Protests near Parliament, Kyiv downtown blocked by drivers of cars with EU license plates

The protesters also damaged a car of an MP - some sources assume it was Pavlo Pynzenyk. Lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko said that on Thursday evening.

As we reported, on July 11, the downtown Kyiv was blocked, and the car traffic in the city's government quarter went to a halt. It was due to protests by the drivers of cars with EU license plates; at about 6 a.m., about a hundred cars blocked the major passage in the city center, paralyzing the traffic in that area.

According to NGO AvtoYevroSyla (AutoEuroPower, - 112 International), the car drivers joined the rally called 'Action for Protection and Customs Clearance'. They demand that the government approve the police checks of the cars with foreign license plates and apply sanctions according to the customs law.

The drivers said they intended to make the rally a timeless event until the government agrees to their conditions.

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