Journalist imprisoned for 24 hours for clapping


A journalist from “Ukrainska Pravda” Vitaly Selyk has, according to the newspaper, being placed under custodial arrest for 24 hours accused of resisting the police (Article 185 of the Code of Administrative Offences).

Selyk was detained on Sunday near the Kyiv City Administration building when he decided to follow the protest action against the increase in the fares on public transport.

Having arrived at the place where the protest was taking place he saw two police cars hit each other and clapped. He was arrested by a police officer.

During the protest on Sunday a group set fire to car tops which they had brought with them.  The protesters did not comply with police orders to stop this behaviour and were taken to the Shevchenkivsky District Police Station where administrative offence protocols were drawn up.

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