Riot in Illichivsk: ATO members blocked local City Council building

Source : 112 Ukraine

They demand to pull down a statue of Lenin and recognize Russia as an aggressor
15:24, 21 August 2015


In Illichivsk, Odesa region, members of the ATO participants NGOs and "Maidan Self-defense" blocked the City Council calling for “decommuization” law fulfillment and recognizing Russia as an aggressor state, odesa.depo. They also demanded to stop illegal land sale and give a house to the family of the dead soldier. 

More than 50 activists tried to get inside the building and interrupt the session of the City Council. Since this people were unable to get into the building, they just blocked the local MPs in the hall.

Frays between activists and the police took place during the protest; the police used tear gas. The activists expect to talk to the City Mayor. 

Fire trucks and ambulance cars arrived to the City Council, announcing the building evacuation. 

In April 2015 a formal decommunization process started in Ukraine outlawing communist and Soviet symbols. A statue of Lenin in Illichivsk has not been destroyed yet. 


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