Protesters in Kyiv demand to lift MPs’ immunity, burn smoke pellets

Source : 112 Ukraine

Smoke engulfs the Parliament building
12:45, 13 July 2017

Over 300 people came at the Verkhovna Rada building to demand the abolition of parliamentary immunity, reports Interfax-Ukraine agency.

Activists stand in three groups according to their political affiliation and hold flags with symbols, respectively, of the Movement of New Forces by Mikheil Saakashvili, All-Ukrainian Union Svoboda (Freedom) and Right Sector. They are holding black and red flags.

Azov National Corps activists are located on Hrushevsky street. Somebody threw a smoke pellet there.

“The column of Azov National Corps went to the Verkhovna Rada to demand the abolition of full parliamentary immunity. The activists burn fusee and smoke engulfed the parliament building,” National Corps press service reported.

A stage with columns was installed on the square, and over 1 thousand people are scattered throughout the Mariinsky Park, in which the parliament building is located.

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The security was strengthened at Verkhovna Rada: there are National Police and National Guard officers. The building is practically surrounded by the law enforcers.

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Activists brought with them and installed on Constitution square 6 empty 200 liters barrels with text saying: “Rosenblat to jail,” “Crazy MPs with immunity.” Activists with barrels have with them wooden sticks which will be used apparently to hit the barrels.

Due to the growing number of the activists, more law enforcers gather at the parliament building.

As it was reported earlier 

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