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Ukraine: Tables turned as nationalists pepper spray POLICE as clashes hit parliament01:39

Ukraine: Tables turned as nationalists pepper spray POLICE as clashes hit parliament

Ukraine, Kiev
July 13, 2017 at 10:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Clashes erupted between nationalists and police at the entrance to the Verkhovna Rada, on Thursday, as protesters demanded the abolition of parliamentary immunity and early elections.

The clashes reportedly began after police allegedly pushed a driver out of a car parked outside of the Rada. Supporters of the National Corps party, closely connected to the nationalist Azov Battalion, also reportedly prevented tow trucks from removing cars blockading the parliamentary building.

Protesters were demanding that Verkhovna Rada deputies face criminal charges. The demonstrators symbolically placed photos of deputies in three-litre jars outside the parliament buildings as a part of the demonstration.

Ukraine: Tables turned as nationalists pepper spray POLICE as clashes hit parliament01:39
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Clashes erupted between nationalists and police at the entrance to the Verkhovna Rada, on Thursday, as protesters demanded the abolition of parliamentary immunity and early elections.

The clashes reportedly began after police allegedly pushed a driver out of a car parked outside of the Rada. Supporters of the National Corps party, closely connected to the nationalist Azov Battalion, also reportedly prevented tow trucks from removing cars blockading the parliamentary building.

Protesters were demanding that Verkhovna Rada deputies face criminal charges. The demonstrators symbolically placed photos of deputies in three-litre jars outside the parliament buildings as a part of the demonstration.

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