Protesters clash with police outside Rada (Video, photo)

18:30, 17 October 2017
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Clashes between protesters and the police have erupted at the intersection of Hrushevskoho and Sadova Streets outside the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, after the latter blocked the passage through the metal frames to the Parliament building, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Some national guardsmen headed from the Parliament building to the intersection of the said streets to help police officers block the passage. At that moment, a few young men with faces covered began to beat the guardsmen. Another part of the activists started to break the metal fences installed near the metal frames and fight with the police.

Some of the protesters, who tried to break through a police cordon, were holding covers in their hands, probably with tents. As a result of the clashes, one of the protesters was injured in the head.

A police officer was injured as well. He was lying on the pavement, while his nose was bleeding. The medical staff provided him with help.

Further, the clashes continued locally in different parts of the said streets. Some protesters, wearing Donbas battalion symbols, stood with shields on Hrushevskoho Street.

Read alsoProtesters might attempt to storm Rada using thunderflashes – Interior MinistryAs UNIAN reported earlier, on October 17, thousands of people rallied in the center of Kyiv demanding the removal of parliamentary immunity, changes in electoral legislation, and the creation of an anti-corruption court.

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