Peaceful rally which took place next to the American Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, was dispersed. Protesters were arrested and beaten by police!!! Yesterday my publication about this event was deleted by administration of Facebook! PLEASE, SPREAD! COPY AND PASTE !!!!!
A peaceful rally was held near the US embassy in Kiev, on April 22, at 12.00 pm. The night before the action flyers appeared in Kiev with an appeal to the people of Kiev to come and support the picket.
The action started in the afternoon. Approximately thousand people came to the picket. There were already a lot of police officers on the spot. They started to use special equipment to suppress cell phones signal of protesters.
People held hundreds of posters: «The United States — the grief of Ukraine», «USA + weapons = War», «The US policy — poverty for Ukraine», «ПОЗОР! ГАНЬБА! SHAME!». Also big photos of dead children and women of Donbass, as well as the destruction of the region by the war.
At 12.20 activists attempted to block the road, but they were replaced by the police back to the sidewalk. At 12.40, when protesters tried again to block a road, police began beating and arresting people.
Then police brought the vans and threatened to arrest the people if they continue to protest. Activists were pressed against the fence of the Embassy. Dozens of cops approached them wearing flak jackets and with batons. However, people continued to stand and shout «True!» And «ПОЗОР! ГАНЬБА! SHAME!» (on three languages).
Twenty most active protesters were arrested by police officers. Many cell phones were blocked: users got the messages saying «Your phone is locked under the laws of Ukraine.»
Ukrainian media completely ignored the protest.