Victory Day: seven people detained in Ukraine for banned symbols

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, it was reported that the police detained four people in Kyiv
13:44, 9 May 2018

Kyiv police

Seven people were detained at the events dedicated to the Victory Day in Ukraine at as 11:00 for using banned symbols, as Ukraine’s Internal Ministry reported on Twitter.

“As at 11:00 seven people were detained in Ukraine for using banned symbols of a totalitarian communist regime,” the message says.

Earlier, Andriy Kryshchenko, the Police Chief, stated that the law enforcers detained four people in Kyiv. It was noted that two detained who tried to use banned symbols and two people who tried to enter the territory of the event without check.

Related: Detained in Belarus: three Ukrainians tried to cross border with fake documents

Besides, police officers in Odesa reported on two people, who were detained for bearing a Georgian ribbon.

Many mass events dedicated to Day of Victory over Nazism in WWII are held in Ukraine today.

According to the police, around 1,5 thousand events are planned to be held in Kyiv. Around 390 thousand citizens will participate in the events. 20,5 thousand police officers and National Guard servicemen will keep the order in the state on May 9.

Related: German police detain gang of human traffickers, among them Ukrainians

More than ten public events will be conducted in the capital today. The Memorial March started at 11:00, where 3,000 people are to participate.

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