“At 9:40, the law enforcers noticed the smoke in the tent city near the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Both police officers and rescuers who were on duty rushed there immediately, and then put down the tent on fire,” the message informs.
The police noted that no casualties occurred. According to preliminary information, a potbelly stove installed at the camp caused the fire.
The protesters are under the Ukrainian Parliament building since the so-called October 17 rally organized by Mikheil Saakashvili’s party and some other opposition ones. They demand a “big political reform”: depriving Ukrainian lawmakers of parliamentary immunity, changing election law, and creating anti-corruption court.
While the MPs already voted for lifting the immunity, the anti-corruption courts are a little more complicated. However, there’s a draft law on the issue suggested by Bloc Petro Poroshenko. Political Party Samopomich says they’ll create a draft bill too if the President suggests his own draft bill. As to the election reform, it has already been adopted.