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Police detains man going to protest near Ukrainian Parliament with rifle, telescopic sight
11:28, 21 October 2017
Police detains man going to protest near Ukrainian Parliament with rifle, telescopic sight

He also carried a gun and a knife

11:28, 21 October 2017

Kyiv police

Law enforcers detained an armed man who was going to the protest currently held near the Ukrainian Parliament, according to Kyiv department of National Police.

A rifle with telescopic sight, a gun, and a knife were seized from him. He was brought to a police department for identification and preliminary investigation.

At the moment it is known that he came from Odesa region, and bought the rifle there. The gun was identified as non-lethal, shooting rubber bullets, which were also found on the man.

As it was reported earlier, protests near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine are ongiong, as former Odesa region governor Mikheil Saakashvili gathered his allies together with a number of oppositional politicians. The activists stood for the so-called “big political reform”. 

The protests gathered some 200 people, and weren’t entirely calm, as, on the night of October 17, some of the protesters looted shields belonging to the National Guard.

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