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Ukraine: Around 1000 continue anti-corruption protest outside parliament01:51

Ukraine: Around 1000 continue anti-corruption protest outside parliament

Ukraine, Kiev
October 19, 2017 at 12:12 GMT -00:00 · Published

Around 1,000 anti-government corruption protesters continued their demonstration outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev on Thursday.

Protesters called for an anti-corruption court to be set up, for MPs to lose their immunity from prosecution, and for changes to the electoral system. A heavy police presence blocked off the entrance to the parliament building.

Many set up tents in a park and street next to the parliament - a sign that they would not move until their demands were fulfilled. A field kitchen was also established at the site of the camping tents, where protesters have been receiving food.

Protests started on Tuesday, and saw an estimated 6,000 people take to the streets of Kiev. Tuesday's rally was attended by former Georgian president and current Ukrainian opposition party leader Mikhail Saakashvili, who called for President Petro Poroshenko to step down.

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Around 1,000 anti-government corruption protesters continued their demonstration outside the Verkhovna Rada in Kiev on Thursday.

Protesters called for an anti-corruption court to be set up, for MPs to lose their immunity from prosecution, and for changes to the electoral system. A heavy police presence blocked off the entrance to the parliament building.

Many set up tents in a park and street next to the parliament - a sign that they would not move until their demands were fulfilled. A field kitchen was also established at the site of the camping tents, where protesters have been receiving food.

Protests started on Tuesday, and saw an estimated 6,000 people take to the streets of Kiev. Tuesday's rally was attended by former Georgian president and current Ukrainian opposition party leader Mikhail Saakashvili, who called for President Petro Poroshenko to step down.

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