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Protesters gather near Parliament in Kyiv, demand political reform
09:57, 18 October 2017
Protesters gather near Parliament in Kyiv, demand political reform

About 200 people remained on the square in front of the Parliament after yesterday’s mass rally

09:57, 18 October 2017

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Approximately two hundred people gathered in the downtown Kyiv on Wednesday morning, demanding the Parliament to approve the bill on political reform in Ukraine. About the same number of law enforcers guard the building. The traffic at Hrushevskoho street is partially limited; there are a police cordon and a barbed fence on the crossing of Hrushevskoho street and Kriposny lane. However, the situation in the neighborhood is calm, as the police let rally participants onto the square.

As of 9 a.m., activists have breakfast from the chow wagon deployed near the tents stationed next to the Parliament’s building. No politicians were spotted among the protesters.   

No incidents were reported overnight, the law enforcers say.

As 112 International reported, thousands of protesters gathered near the parliament on Tuesday, demanding to cancel the parliamentary immunity and to conduct the electoral reform. Several fights between the crowd and law enforcers took place; one policeman sustained injuries. Most of the protesters left the square in front of the Parliament in the evening.    

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