Demonstrators and Police Clash in Maidan Protest in Kiev; 4 Detained

November 29, 2017
Protesters clash with police during demonstration November 29, 2017. Photo by

Ukraine Day 1381: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. Four demonstrators were briefly detained when protesters and police clashed during a protest on Maidan to demand justice for those killed in 2013-2014.

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Demonstrators and Police Clash in Maidan Protest in Kiev; 4 Detained

Protesters on Maidan on November 29, 2017. Photo via Ukrainska Pravda 

Hundreds of demonstrators bearing torches marched from Independence Square (Maidan) to the presidential administration building, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing Ukrinform.

Translation: Torches, firecrackers and smoke bombs: participants in an action near the Presidential Administration demand investigation of crimes

Members of the movement Coalition of Orange Revolution organized the action.

Participants demanded investigation of the crimes against the protesters during the EuroMaidan demonstrations of 2013.

On the night of November 30, 2013 Berkut riot police beat demonstrators on the Maidan, the first show of force from the Yanukovych government against the EuroMaidan movement.

Tonight, protesters marched along Institutska Street toward Bankova Street, but police halted them

Several activists then threw smoke bombs between the procession and the police. Some marchers then headed to the Prosecutor General’s Office, and some to the Interior Ministry, Gordon reported.

Ukrinform reported that some protesters tried to put up tents but were stopped by police.  Law-enforcers then pushed the protesters back, but some of them started throwing snowballs at police.

Police then surrounded the demonstrators. Four people were detained and then later released without charge, police reported.

A representative of the Presidential Administration came out to speak to the protesters but they shouted him down.
On the front line, fighting was somewhat reduced, Ukrainska Pravda reported, citing the ATO [Anti-Terrorist Operation].

On the Lugansk line, Russia-backed forces fired with heavy machine guns on Novoaleksandrovka and Novotoshkovskoye; on the Donetsk line, Vodyanoye and Pavlopol were attacked with mortar launchers and grenade-launchers and small arms were used on Verknyetoretskoye.

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick