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Fights between police and activists at Metro bridge in Kyiv: Two protesters apprehended

Source : 112 Ukraine

Previously, activists blocked transport movement on this bridge, demanding to finish construction works on their future living quarters
14:56, 8 July 2020

Kyiv's Metro Bridge is closed amid potential threat of bombing
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Scuffles occurred at Metro bridge in Kyiv; the police and protesters fought on the bridge, as activists blocked the roadway and demanded to finish construction works on their future living quarters. Two people were detained. Anna Shevchuk, the press secretary of Dniprovsky district police department said so in a commentary for RBC-Ukraine. 

Initially, the police workers tried to negotiate with protesters, but instead, a conflict began. 

"Two most active protesters were taken to the territorial department of police", Shevchuk reported.

Currently, the traffic across the bridge is restored. However, law enforcers and protesters remain there.

Related: Attacker used fake explosive to threaten to blow up Kyiv metro bridge

As we reported before, a man, who threatened to blow up the Metro bridge, was detained in Kyiv. The news agency also notes that, according to sources, the miner demanded a meeting with the Minister of the Interior Arsen Avakov. The explosive, which the miner threatened to blow up the Metro bridge in Kyiv, turned out to be a fake. 

Related: Metro bridge miner put in psychiatric hospital

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