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Bloodshed at May 1 rally in Kiev

The police detained 15 young people who tried to prevent a demonstration of supporters of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Kiev on May 1.

The incident took place near the Great Patriotic War Museum. The men tried to approach the museum but the police stopped them. “They acted aggressively. As a result, one of them was injured,” a Hromadske.tv journalist reports.

Some 800 Communists gathered near the museum on that day. They carried flags and banners.

On the same day in Kharkov a group of pro-Ukrainian activists tried to prevent pensioners from celebrating May 1. The incident took place near a stele erected specially for May 1.

According to a 112 Ukraine TV journalist, the activists took away from the pensioners their only banner saying “Peace. Labor. May,” tore it apart and threw it away. The pensioners made a row. The police were forced to push them aside.

Permalink: eadaily.com/en/news/2015/05/01/bloodshed-at-may-1-rally-in-kiev
Published on May 1st, 2015 01:43 PM
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