Police are collecting video material about Tax Code protesters
The TV news channel “24” reports that on Wednesday it received a request from the Central Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs asking for all video material from the Tax Code Maidan (the mass protest against the draft Tax Code on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Independence Square in Kyiv).
The request asks for all photo and video material collected by the channel’s reporters during the period from 21.11.2010 to 03.12.2010 regarding the protests against the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of a new tax code and the erecting of a tent camp on Maidan Nezalezhnosti.
The grounds are stated as being “in connection with criminal investigation No. 10-24539 over the crime set down in Article 194 § 1 of the Criminal Code on the basis of Article 66 of the Criminal Procedure Code”. This article covers deliberate destruction or damage or others’ property causing large scale losses. It was reported earlier that the organizers of the protests had been summoned for questioning to the police.