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Protesters gather near Ukraine's NewsOne TV channel building

Source : 112 Ukraine

Activists urged people to come to the building of National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting on July 9 at 10 am
09:31, 9 July 2019

Protest near NewsOne TV channel building, July 8, 2019
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Around 150 protesters held a rally near NewsOne TV channel building – people were throwing flares and firecrackers, as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

It was noted that members of the far-right organizations such as National Corps and others took part in the protest. The protesters were throwing flares and firecrackers at the building of the TV channel. Then, people started delivering speeches.

Activists urged people to come to the building of National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting on July 9 at 10 am.

Interfax-Ukraine reported that 200 law enforcers from National Guard and police surrounded the territory of the TV channel. Police Head Andriy Kryshchenko was there as well.

Prosecutor Generals’ Office of Ukraine (GPU) registered a criminal proceeding on an attempt to commit the state treason due to the plans of the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne to hold telecast with the Russian TV channel. 

We Need to Talk telecast was the project initiated by NewsOne and Russia24 TV channels. The event was to be aired on Friday, July 12. 

The management of NewsOne TV channel stated that there would be no We Need to Talk telethon with Russia24 channel. There were statements about arranging rallies near the TV channel's building. On late July 7, these statements were followed by threats to assail reporters and their families.

On July 8, NewsOne TV channel canceled the telecast due to the threats of the physical harm over the journalists.

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