Kyiv protesters damage new gas station, clash with police (Photo, video)
Some 300 residents of Kyiv's Pozniaky district and an organized group of local activists held a rally on Wednesday evening demanding that a new, unfinished gas station on Revutskoho Street, which they claim has been built too close to the residential area in violation of construction standards and without required documents, be dismantled, as reported by LB.ua.
After police forces arrived at the scene, clashes ensued. The protesters inflicted damage to the gas station property, smashing newly-installed gas pumps with hammers, LB reports.
Read alsoKyiv police detain Russian NTV correspondent reportedly with "DPR" accreditation (Video)The police used tear gas against the protesters and attempted to cordon off the gas station property. After police tactical force stormed at the crowd, stones were thrown at officers. At least three policemen sustained injuries.
It is reported that one protester was seriously injured as a result of the clashes.
At least one of the other injured activists, who is underage, is allegedly affiliated with the National Corps movement, reads the report.