May 2 tragedy in Odesa: clashes take place, detainees reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

The police detained three partakers of the brawl
18:20, 2 May 2018

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The clash took place near the entrance to the Kulikove Field (a historical area of Odesa with the House of Trade Unions, where the May 2 tragedy happened back in 2014). Dmytro Holovyn, the Head of Odesa National Police claimed this Interfax-Ukraine reported.

'The police detained three partakers of the brawl and took them to the district department. According to this incident the criminal proceeding due to the slight intentional bodily harm was opened', the message said.

Related: May 2 tragedy in Odesa anniversary: law enforcers are patrolling the venue

Earlier we reported that 2.5 thousand law enforcement officers are administering the law in Odesa, situation center is also working at the venue. Also, Odesa law enforcers checked the territory of the Kulikove Field for explosives and enforced patrolling due to the fourth anniversary of the tragedy in Odesa.

Along with that local media report of the blocked streets due to the events in the city.

Related: In Odesa and Kharkiv May demonstrations today turned in clashes

As we reported earlier, on May 2, 2014, the severest clashes took place in 2014 in Odesa. Forty-six pro-Russian protesters were killed and over 200 people were injured during a confrontation with pro-Ukrainian unity protesters at the Trade Unions House.

On September 18, 2017, twenty participants of tragic events in Odesa on May 2, 2014, were found not guilty of organizing those clashes. The court decision triggered new clashes between activists from pro-Ukrainian organizations and law enforcers in Chornomorsk, Odesa region. 


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