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Eight protesters arrested after clashes at anti-fascist rally in Donetsk

April 29, 2014, 13:48 UTC+3
Fourteen people were injured in the incident, and four of them were hospitalized
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Clashes in Donetsk

Clashes in Donetsk

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KIEV, April 29. /ITAR-TASS/. Eight demonstrators have been arrested in the Donetsk Oblast, the press service of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. Arrested protesters participated in the clashes between federalization supporters and Kiev authorities’ supporters on April 28.

The press service said that fourteen people were injured in the incident, and four of them were hospitalized.  

On April 28, anti-fascist rally in Donetsk was attacked by masked people shouting nationalistic slogans. Several dozens of radical activists threw stones at the rally. Some reports say that they also used grenades. The attackers retreated after their advances had been rebuffed.

Several thousand people took to the streets on Monday to protest rallies that radicals planned to hold in different parts of Ukraine in the memory of the SS Galicia division, which was formed on April 28, 1943. Anti-fascist protesters went to Donetsk’s central streets and blocked the traffic.

The participants of the rally chanted slogans “Fascism will not pass!” and “No to fascism!’ People sang patriotic songs in Russian.

 

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