At a scandalous construction site in Kiev, police beat activists and local residents. PHOTO REPORT + VIDEO
Outside the Osokorki metro station in Kiev, community activists and local residents tried to prevent new developments at the exit of the metro station, the fence of which appeared on Monday morning.
As reported by LB.UA, on Monday morning, January 17, a wasteland near the metro station, which leads to the passage to Sribnokilskaya Street, was fenced off. On this site of Prospect Avenue, they plan to build a new shopping and entertainment center Le Boulvard ("Le Boulevard").
Nearly 200 residents of the neighborhood at 19:00 went to the place of the future construction to demolish the fence. The activists said that the construction documents were issued at Chernovtsy, the Kiev City Council’s commission had not yet verified them, and there was no public discussion about the construction. In addition, according to them, the construction prevents the passage to the subway.
However, the developer seemed to be ready for the previously announced stock. At the appointed time, four buses arrived at the construction site with policemen. The journalists identified the former "Berkutovtsy" in them. The police refused to introduce themselves, behaved aggressively, immediately began to detain activists. A scuffle began, during which one of the law enforcement officers hit LB.ua correspondent in the stomach. Also got a journalist "New Channel". About 10 people were pushed into the buses by the police and tried to take them out, but not towards the local administration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but towards the center.
Local residents tried to rescue their comrades by blocking the way for buses and starting to throw stones. However, the police officers pushed them aside.
According to activists, the police of the Darnitsky district "roof" the developer - "SKY-BUD LTD", which is owned by the former deputy mayor of Kiev Valery Mironov.