Ukraine Day 1370: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. More than 20 policemen were injured in a brawl at an environmental protest in Odessa.
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Dmitry Golovin, head of the Odessa Police attempted to quell the demonstrators but some of them began pushing him and he suffered a head injury.
Some 20 other policemen suffered skull trauma, concussions, bruises, cuts, and chemical burns of skin, lungs, and eyes. No demonstrators were hurt.
He said that when the Odessa city council made such decisions, they should take into consideration the wishes of people in the city. He noted that protests of this sort had occurred at another location slated for development.
— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick