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Clashes broke out during march of solidarity with Belarusians in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

Several hundred people marched from the Belarusian embassy to Independence Square, chanting "Long live Belarus"
16:26, 9 August 2021

March of solidarity with Belarusians in Kyiv, August 9, 2021
Hromadske

A rally in support of Belarusian political prisoners and a solidarity march took place in Kyiv. Clashes occurred during the march, Hromadske reports.

Several hundred people marched from the Belarusian embassy to Independence Square, chanting "Long live Belarus." The participants of the rally honored the memory of the head of the public organization Belarusian House in Ukraine Vitaliy Shishov. In addition, leaflets in support of Belarusian political prisoners were collected during the rally.

When the marchers returned to Independence Square, a group of radical activists appeared. Representatives of a group of anarchists also came to the march. Seeing them, the radical activists claimed about a provocation and tried to tear up their poster. Clashes broke out between the parties, they also used pepper spray.

The representative of the Belarusian House Yevhen Horodnychuk said that it was "ugly" to resolve the issue in this way, but the parties talked and "understood everything."

Related: Police comment on death of leader of Belarusian house in Ukraine Shishov

The radical activists said they had agreed to use Ukrainian and white and red symbols before the march. Then the police explained that the rally should take place without symbols and political parties, so the poster of the anarchists was rolled up.

Earlier, the police found Shishov's hanged body in one of the Kyiv parks. The public organization Belarusian House in Ukraine claims that he was killed as part of a "special operation planned by the Chekists." The UN, the EU and the European Parliament have also called for an investigation into Vitaliy Shishov's death.

Related: MPs urge Ukraine's MIA head to supervise investigation of Belarusian Shishov's death

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