A clash between the law enforcers and the representatives of a nationalist organization which was against the conduction of the Equality March in the capital, as it is reported on the website of Kyiv Police.
Five law enforcers are receiving medical assistance.
57 people were taken to the police department to determine their personal information and get explanations, as Andriy Kryshchenko, the Head of Kyiv Police, said in the commentary for 112 Ukraine.
“We received an application on carrying out a prayer near the monument to Hrushevsky filed by the series of non-governmental organizations. Yet, at around 6 am 2000 people violating their own application blocked Volodymyrska street to impede the march. Therefore, the police have taken measured to unblock the street because the organizers did not want to cooperate,” Kryshchenko stated.
The police officers were communicating with the participants of the march, but they refused to free the pass. As a result, the law enforcers pushed them away from the road to prevent any provocations and clashes.
At the same time, a few men, who were resisting and used pepper spray canisters against the law enforcers, were detained.
The data was included in the Unified Registry of the Pre-trial Investigation under the articles of Ukraine’s Criminal Code on opposition to the law enforcer and threat and violation towards the law enforcer.