Rally at police department in Kyiv region, protesters burn smoke pellets

Source : 112 Ukraine

People blame the policemen involved in the tragic death of the five-year-old boy who was accidentally shot to the head on May 31
23:03, 4 June 2019

Rally at police department in Kyiv region, June 2019

A protest rally took place in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky, Kyiv region; this is where the tragedy occurred on May 31, as five-year-old Kyrylo Tlyavov suffered a lethal head wound. It appeared that the boy was accidentally shot by drunk police officers. 

Protesters gathered near the building of police department on June 4. They demanded resignation of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, and blamed the policemen involved in the crime. Some of the protesters fired firecrackers and burned smoke pellets, throwing them at the police, Hromadske reported. When people approached the police cordon, the law enforcers used tear gas.

The activists put toys at the feet of the police; someone put the word 'murderers' on the wall of the police department.  

Related: Murder of five-year-old boy: Investigators check another version of events

New head of the local police Andriy Nebytov who has just replaced his predecessor came to the protesters. When they asked why the police did not perform any investigation actions, he replied that the State Bureau of Investigations is looking into this case, not the police. 

It's been the second day in a row that the activists rally under the Interior Ministry; the public outrage after the boy's death is tangible one.

Holosiivsky District Court of Kyiv ruled on the preventive measure for the police officers suspected of the premeditated murder of a five-year-old boy in Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky. The policemen are taken into custody for two months without a right for bail

At the same time, police officer Pryhodko denies his guilt.

As it was reported, the leadership of Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky police department of Kyiv region was suspended from their duties after the death of a five-year-old Kyrylo injured by the police officers. 

Related: Rally for investigation of five-year-old boy murder held in Kyiv (photo, video)

Reportedly, on May 31, a boy with physical injuries in the form of a severe closed-head injury, brain contusion, internal brain hematoma and a fracture of the temporal bone was delivered to the intensive care unit of the Pereyaslav-Khmelnytsky hospital. On June 3, Kyrylo died; the doctors could not save his life.

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