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Attack on Kherson mayor adviser: Protesters throw smoke bombs at prosecutor’s office

The activists demanded to inform about the investigation regarding the attack on Kateryna Handzyuk
16:43, 1 August 2018

Pavlo Podobed

Protesters gathered in Kherson at the building of the regional police department and prosecutor’s office over the attack on Kherson mayor adviser Kateryna Handzyuk. Such video was published on Facebook page of the National Corps Political Party in Kherson.

On the morning of August 1, the representatives of various organizations gathered under the building of the police department and demanded to inform about the investigation of the attack on Handzyuk.

Later, the protesters went to the building of the Kherson regional prosecutor's office. The video shows that the guards did not let people in, but the protesters threw smoke bombs at the building of prosecutor's office. Smoke engulfed the area and fire alarms activated. Some low-intensity explosions were also heard.

"And after the smoke appeared, that prosecutor who was allegedly not there came out. He accepted the people, promised to do everything to find the attacker on Kateryna Handzyuk. After that people calmed down a little and left," the journalist Serhiy Nikitenko told to Hromadske.

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As it was reported previously, the adviser to Kherson city mayor Kateryna Handzyuk was attacked in the city on July 31. Meanwhile, Kherson police asked citizens to help identify the attacker and guarantee confidentiality.

Earlier, a journalist Serhiy Nikitenko was beaten up next to a parking lot in Kherson region. Reportedly, the journalist was beaten up on May 26. The incident took place at the Svobody square downtown after the meeting organized to demand the release of Nadiya Savchenko. 

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