Entrepreneurs protest at Verhovna Rada building, clashes reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

The protesters, in particular, stand for the abolition of the weekend lockdown
11:19, 17 November 2020


On Tuesday, November 17, entrepreneurs are protesting at the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Hrushevskoho street is currently blocked. This was reported by the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"I am standing next to the Verkhovna Rada. Several hundred people have gathered here. All of them are entrepreneurs. As for Hrushevskoho Street, it has been blocked. People are walking with flags, a lot of policemen, servicemen of the National Guard have been gathered. Their (protesters') main demand is the abolition of total fiscalization in Ukraine, except for the group of excise goods. It is worth noting that one of the demands today is the cancellation of weekend lockdown, and I will mention that today the parliament must consider the amendments to the bill on the amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine," reads the message.

Related: Citizens block Kyiv-Chop highway, protesting against weekend quarantine

These amendments were compiled by the organizers of the protest together with the MPs.

As we reported earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal said that the Cabinet of Ministers had prepared additional measures to support businesses and people who had lost part of their income due to the introduction of the weekend lockdown.

Related: Several Ukrainian cities refuse to introduce weekend quarantine

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