Entrepreneurs rally in Kyiv: Protesters gather, twice more law enforcers observed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, about 150 protesters gather in downtown Kyiv
13:24, 21 December 2020

The night took place calmly at Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Kyiv, where the entrepreneurs continue to protest. Currently, the protesters start to gather, as 112 Ukraine TV channel correspondent reported.

“Currently, everything is calm. There are about 150 protesters; the number of law enforcers is twice bigger – almost 300. The National Guard offices joined them and a fire truck arrived,” the message said.

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We stay here. People hold rotation. It depends on the decision of each city. For example today some people arrived; others stayed at night, they have rest. Police would like to hold provocative measures, admit some people, provoke. We can self-organize ourselves; we do not pass them,” public figure Volodymyr Kolodzynsky said.

As we reported earlier, on December 15, entrepreneurs gathered in Kyiv, next to the Ukrainian Parliament building; they protested against the lockdown and introduction of cash registers. The protesters set up their tents, and the police dispersed rally members with tear gas. 

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As a result of the dispersal with tear gas, a man was hospitalized; a few people feel burn in their eyes. Besides, the law enforcers applied stun grenades against the protesters to get to tents. The organizers of the meeting stated that there are many traumatized among the protesters. However, their number is not specified.

The entrepreneurs continue to protest in downtown Kyiv.


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