Police detains protesters of Kyiv pro-EU rally

1 December 2013 10:43
Kyiv (QHA) - Police have detained 31 people for disorderly conduct during a protest in support of European integration in the center of Kyiv on Saturday morning, Kyiv police spokesperson Olha Bilyk told Ukrinform. "31 people have been detained. Administrative reports have been drawn up on them. Currently, all there detainees are released," Bilyk said. The Kyiv police provided the agency with the official version of events that occurred last night in the center of Kyiv. In particular, the law enforcers claim that the Kyiv authorities had asked them to bring equipment to the Independence Square to start preparing for New Year holidays. "When law enforcement officers started to perform this task, the protesters began throwing food banks on them, burning sticks and other items. In such a situation, it was decided to use the Berkut riot police, which suppressed the riots," the police said.