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22.04.2013

Tree defenders in Kyiv detained

   

   During a protest against tree-felling on Dniprovodska St (Obolon region), police detained two protesters – well-known journalist Ihor Lutsenko and Vitaly Hruzynov. According to Ihor Lutsenko, some of the activists received injuries and one, M. Kokhanivsky was taken to hospital.

Ihor Lutsenko and Vitaly Hruzynov were taken to the Obolon Police Station, but then taken back, probably for “investigative measures”.

During the protest a group of local residents (around 200) overturned carriages in which the men guarding the site had previously used. After this the police began detaining activists and tried also to arrest journalists, for example, Tetyana Chornovil, was were covering the event. 

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