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Defender Day celebration participants fought with police officers in Kyiv downtown

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is reported that the sides used batons and tear gas against each other
14:54, 14 October 2018

RBK-Ukraine

Celebration participants fought with police officers in downtown in Kyiv during the celebration of the Day of Defender of Ukraine, RBK-Ukraine reports 

‘The participants of the action announced via Facebook that they agreed to meet to celebrate the Defender of Ukraine Day. The organizer was dismissed mayor Artem Semenihin. The activist attempted to bring a tent on Maidan but the police special forces seized it. As a result, a skirmish took place at the beginning of Mykhailivs'ka St. The sides used batons and tear gas,’ reads the message.  

Related: Poroshenko: No established church in Ukraine

There is no information on casualties yet. The police haven’t commented on the situation.  

Reportedly, Memorial Hall for the Defenders of Ukraine was opened in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine with the participation of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. 

Related: Ukraine celebrates Day of Defender and three more holidays

As we reported earlier, on October 14, Ukraine marks Intercession of the Theotokos, Defender of Ukraine Day, and Day of Ukrainian Cossacks. At that day, more than 6 thousand law enforcement officers will maintain order in Kyiv.

Related: Ministry of Defense opens Memorial Hall for Defenders of Ukraine

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