Protest near Constitutional Court in Kyiv: People rally against court's decisions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Members of the rally pelted the building with flares, smoke pellets and condoms
10:54, 30 October 2020

Constitutional Court of Ukraine, rally, October 2020

Protest action is taking place in Kyiv, next to the building of Constitutional Court of Ukraine. RBC-Ukraine reported that on October 30.

Protesters approached the buildung, holding the banners with words "Corruption Court of Ukraine", "Put CC judges behind bars", abd also brought suitcases with stickers on them saying "Coalition as a compliment for Yanukovych" - as a hint on their wish to oust the judges from Ukraine. Rally members pelted the building with flares, smoke pellets and condoms.

Then, members of the demonstration marched on to the President's Office.

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On October 28, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine ruled that the provision about criminal responsibility for untruthful declarations, which caused huge criticism spoken out by law enforcers and control authorities. According to the Court's decision, criminal responsibility for declaration of untruthful information is "excessive" punishment for a citizen.

On October 29, the Court blocked the announcement of results of local elections. It stripped NAPC off the access to state registers, which they use for holding checks of declarations of candidates for leading offices to authoritative bodies.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that draft law about restoration of integrity of the Constitutional Court would be soon registered in the Ukrainian Parliament.

Related: Zelensky offers Parliament to strip Constitutional Court off their authority, restore law on declaration

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