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Protests of EU license plates car owners: Police detain one activist

The man attempted to attack an MP; he faced charges with 'threatening or attacking a government official'
22:18, 12 July 2018

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Kyiv police took in a protester, the participant in the protests of EU license plates car owners. The detention took place near the building of the Parliament. The authority's press service reported that on Thursday.

A group of individuals provoked the fight near the Parliament's building, and one of them tried to punch an MP. The perpetrator was taken in and delivered to the police department for an interview. He faced charges with 'threatening or attacking a government official'. That may result in a prison term from four to seven years.

Earlier, the local media reported that a group of protesters clashed with MP Mykhailo Harvyluik; the protesters took him to the ground and almost mauled him.

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

Earlier on Thursday, 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 did 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: "Euro-car plates" issue: The state and consumers should find a compromise

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