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French journalist injured in clashes near Verkhovna Rada building — lawmaker

August 31, 2015, 16:55 UTC+3 KIEV
According to the Ukrainian parliamentarian, "2 journalists were injured, one of them a French national"
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Riot police clashing with protestors in front of the Parliament in Kiev

Riot police clashing with protestors in front of the Parliament in Kiev

© AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

KIEV, August 31. /TASS/. A journalist of the Finance French edition has been injured during the clashes outside the building of Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, deputy head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Alexey Goncharenko said on Monday.

"A French journalist working with the Finance edition has been injured in his head by a stone. Having rendered first aid to him, we handed him over to the ambulance. The 17th hospital in Kiev is overcrowded," he wrote on his Facebook page.

According to the parliamentarian, "2 journalists were injured, one of them a French national."

More than 3,000 opponents of amending the Ukrainian Constitution from various regions picketed the parliament building earlier on Monday, where the voting was underway on the draft amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution. Then an unknown protester from the crowd of protesters threw a grenade at the police cordon near the parliament building.

According to the Interior Ministry, about 100 law enforcers were injured in the clashes near Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, more than 10 police officers are in grave condition.

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