At a scandalous construction site in Kiev, police beat activists and local residents. PHOTO + VIDEO
Near the Osokorki metro station in Kiev, public activists and local residents tried to prevent new buildings from leaving the metro station, the fence of which appeared on Monday morning.
According to LB.UA, on the morning of Monday, January 17, the wasteland near the metro station, which leads to the transition to Sribnokilskaya Street, was fenced. On this section of Bazhan avenue, they plan to build a new shopping and entertainment center Le Boulvard ("Le Boulevard").
Nearly 200 residents of the microdistrict at 19:00 left at the site of a future construction site to demolish the fence. Activists said that construction documents were issued even under Chernovetsky, the Kyiv City Council commission had not yet verified them, and there was no public discussion of the construction. In addition, according to them, the construction prevents passage to the subway.
However, the developer, apparently, was ready for the pre-announced action. At the appointed time, four buses with police officers arrived at the construction site. Journalists identified in them the former "Berkut". The police refused to introduce themselves, behaved aggressively, immediately began to detain the activists. A brawl began, during which one of the law enforcement officers hit the LB.ua correspondent in the stomach. Also went to the journalist of the "New Channel". About 10 people were pushed into the buses by the police and tried to take them out, but not towards the local department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but towards the center.
Local residents tried to rescue the comrades, blocking the bus route and starting to throw stones. However, police officers pushed them back.
According to activists, police in the Darnytskyi district "roof" the developer - SKY-BUD LTD, owned by the former deputy mayor of Kiev, Valery Mironov.