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Police starts detaining protesters near Verkhovna Rada — media

May 22, 2015, 3:43 UTC+3 KIEV
Protesters demanded that the parliament adopts the draft law on restructuring foreign debt obligations in foreign currency
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KIEV, May 22. /TASS/. Kiev’s security forces have started to detain protestsers participating in the demonstration near the Verkhovna Rada, local media reported on Friday.

"Financial Maidan" protesters are detained for "checking," the media reported. According to demonstrators, twelve people have been arrested.

The demonstration near the Ukrainian parliament building started on Thursday. Protesters demanded that the parliament adopts the draft law on restructuring foreign debt obligations in foreign currency. Around 300 participants of "financial Maidan" burnt tires, blocked streets and threatened to burn the Verkhovna Rada building.

The demonstration then turned into clashes with police. Six people, including four policemen and two protesters, were injured.

Representatives of "financial Maidan" have been protesting in Kiev for several months, including near the Verkhovna Rada building and Ukraine’s National Bank. The demand the resignation of National Bank’s head Valeriya Gontareva.

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