Ukrainian nationalist veterans stage protest/riot in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine — About 100 nationalist activists set up tents in central Kiev on Sunday to press their calls for ousting the Ukrainian government, brought to power two years ago following months of protests.

They were joined by around 200 others in an anti-government protest Sunday on Independence Square, known as Maidan.

The organization demands resignation of the current government, the dismissal of the National Security and Defense Council headed by Oleksandr Turchynov, and the immediate resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.

Demonstrators threw rocks through windows at the offices of Jewish owned Alfa Bank and Sberbank and damaged furniture and equipment inside. Protesters also vandalized the offices of the holding company of Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, an ethnic Tatar. Police didn’t intervene.

The protest is believed to be organized by the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists.–Ukraine


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