The protesters entered the construction site almost immediately, bringing down the gates. The police used tear gas, batons and firecrackers to stop them and disperse the protest. The protesters were throwing cobblestones and lighting flares.
Head of the Odesa police tried to calm the protesters, but he was pushed. The witnesses say he received a head injury. The protesters and police are still fighting.
The Head of the real estate developer tried to explain his view to the journalists and convince the protesters to leave the territory before the clashes started. He said there will be no tall building there, just a venue for events. He also said the trees wouldn’t be cut down, although the territory is private property. The protesters, however, weren’t assured.