Activists block highways, Kyiv’s main street protesting against land sale

Source : 112 Ukraine

Protesters announced termless meeting and demand to talk to Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov
14:52, 19 December 2019

Protests against land sale

Activists blocked Kyiv’s main street Khreshchatyk protesting against the land sale. 112 Ukraine correspondent reported this.

It is reported that people were standing near the Verkhovna Rada and then moved to the center of Khreshchatyk Street and blocked the main street of the capital.

“The infrastructure of the city was not ready for this, as well as the policemen, because the buses driving this street did not change their routes and police of dialogue time to time asks people to step away and let the buses and ambulances through. All other drivers have to drive around the congestions and choose other roads,” the correspondent said.

Protesters announced the meeting termless, saying they would stay until they meet the Verkhovna Rada Speaker Dmytro Razumkov. They demand to talk to him live and listen to their demands concerning the cancellation of the bill on the land sale.

Ukravtodor reports that the activists blocked the main highways of Ukraine in Zaporizhia, Vinnytsia and Cherkasy regions.

In the Zaporizhia region, the farmers blocked traffic on the Kharkiv-Symferopol-Alushta-Yalta highway.

In the Vinnytsia region, the agrarians shut down the traffic on Stryi-Ternopil-Kropyvnytsky-Znamianka highway. The protesters let through the buses, ambulances and other specialized vehicles.

In the Cherkasy region, the farmers blocked the Kyiv-Odesa highway. Around 120 people completely closed off the traffic in both directions for 5 – 10 minutes, then let the transport through, then block it again.

On all the highways, protesters block the roads by constantly walking on a zebra crossing.

As we reported on December 17, Ukrainian farmers came to a protest near the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. They protest against the land sale. Such protests take place in eight regions of Ukraine.

Besides, the pepper gas was sprayed during the protest against the land sale near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The police officer is among the affected.

Later the partakers of the protest against the land sale scuffle with law enforcers near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

On November 13, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the committee bill on the opening of the agricultural land market № 2178-10 as a basis.

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