Parents of deceased children storm mayor's office in Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Parents together with public activists are trying to storm the building, demanding a meeting with the city head Gennady Trukhanov
19:58, 16 September 2017

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Today, around 17:00 in Odesa, parents of children from the camp Victoria where three girls were killed in a fire, came to the City Hall building on Dumska Square. Together with public activists, they are trying to storm the building, demanding a meeting with the city head Gennady Trukhanov, reports "Duma".

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It is noted that only about 200 people participate in the rally. Protesters also require the arrival of Deputy Mayor Zinaida Tsvirinko.

It is reported that around 18:00 the storm of the building began, people tried to break the door. Soon the tension subsided a little, but the siege of the building continued. Also three tires were brought, one was thrown at the policeman.

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According to the publication, after a while the opposition started a second attempt to storm: they tried to knock out the glass in the door, but the police used gas and pushed back the stormtroopers.

Later it was reported that at 19:20 a light-emitting grenade exploded near the building. "There was a fierce fight between the municipalities and patriots, they were separated by the soldiers of the National Guard, who diivied the sides from each other. They all threw something at the General Golovin. Everyone coughs because of gas," the report says.

Earlier we reported that during the night a fire occurred in a municipal summer camp in Odesa.

The building caught fire at 11:30 pm. According to eyewitnesses, the fire alarm didn’t go off. The children woke up when they smelled smoke. Camp leaders managed to organize an evacuation quickly.

There were 150 children at the camp. Some of the kids inhaled a lot of smoke, while others are in shock.

The fire hydrant at the camp didn’t have any water, so the firefighters couldn’t start eliminating the fire for some 30-40 minutes.

Three children jumped out of the window of the burning building. Doctors say they have been hospitalized. One child was injured during the fall, two others inhaled a lot of smoke.

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