Kiev protesters faced off with police, when rallying for trade embargo on rebel Donbas
A rally in support of economic embargo on the rebel territories in Ukraine’s east descended into violence last night, after police had set up cordons to prevent the marching protesters from coming near the presidential administration building in the centre of Kiev.
A number of cam-clad men were arrested in the clashes. They are said to have since been released. Criminal investigations into ‘incidents of assault on police officers” have been launched.
“A police woman had her fingers broken. Another police officer is now with a broken hand, and still another with a brain injury and a broken nose,” said head of the police Sergei Knyazev.
Hromadske TV and Red Cross medics said at least ten people had been injured during the clashes.