Police reveal details of morning rally in Odesa

Around 50 people took part in the morning rally
14:31, 15 January 2019

Police apply force at a rally in support of detained Ukrainian sailors, January 15, 2019

Police revealed details of the morning scuffles near the Russian Consulate in Odesa. As the Advisor of Region Police Head Ruslan Forostyak said on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel, one of the protesters wanted to “protest” by throwing cans with paint into the fence.

“The National Guard warned the guy that he shouldn’t do this, as they have an order to restrain any actions which could damage the property of the diplomatic mission. Yet, the protester did not refuse from his intentions, threw a can with paint and it reached not the diplomatic establishment, but the law enforcers,” he told and added that the perpetrator was arrested and he would be brought to the administrative proceeding.

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According to Ruslan Forostyak 50 people took part in the rally.

The police press office reported that there were only two detained. Apart from those who were throwing paint, there also was a person who tried to pull the police officers off disturbing them from their work. Both of them were taken to the police station.

Related: 'Gilets jaunes' protests resumed in France

As it was reported, a protest was held in support of the detained Ukrainian sailors in Odesa this morning. Police had to apply force. 

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