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Saakashvili supporters shatter glass of Roshen shop in Kyiv
18:42, 10 December 2017
Saakashvili supporters shatter glass of Roshen shop in Kyiv

The manifestants made snowballs and threw them at the shop, located not far from the detention facility in Kyiv, where Saakashvili is held

18:42, 10 December 2017

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Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, former Georgian leader and ex-Ukrainian official, smashed the glass of Roshen shop in Kyiv; the protests against his detention continue, as Saakashvili remains in the temporary detention facility of the SBU, Ukraine’s security service.

Some protesters shouted ‘Poroshenko, go to jail!’ and threw snowballs at his shop; as is known, the Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko is the owner of Roshen company.   

Press secretary of Kyiv’s National Police Oksana Blyshchyk told 112 Ukraine TV channel that majority of people have already left the square near the temporary detention facility.

As is known, Mikheil Saakashvili’s supporters gathered on Sunday rally in Kyiv; it gathered around 8,500 people. They demanded the NABU’s independence and insisted on the impeachment of the legislation and dismissal of Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

Protesters marched the downtown Kyiv and stopped at Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square for a rally. Several Ukrainian MPs – Yehor Sobolev, Semen Semenchenko, Volodymyr Parasyuk, Vitaliy Kupriy, Yuriy Derevyanko and Viktor Chumak – turned to the government, demanding to release Saakashvili.

Police have not reported any incidents or any public-order violations.

As we reported earlier, on Friday night the enforcement officers detained ex-governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili and took him to the Security Service department, where he was placed in a detention facility. He is accused of supporting a criminal group.

Related: About 8,500 people rally in Kyiv to support Saakashvili

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