Anti-oligarch rally taking place outside Ukraine's parliament in Kyiv (Photos)
An anti-oligarch rally is taking place outside the building of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada in Kyiv on January 16 while parliamentarians are considering amendments to bill No. 7163 on special aspects of state policy to ensure Ukraine's sovereignty in temporarily occupied areas in Donbas (the so-called Donbas reintegration bill).
Protesters are demanding that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and lawmakers take decisions that will clearly define comprehensive measures to address the Russian occupation of Ukraine and deter the return of the oligarchic-colonial system.
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Participants in the rally torched tires and burned a Russian flag.
Clashes between the protesters and law enforcement officers were reported.
One law enforcement officer was injured in the incident. One participant in the rally was taken to the police for violation of public order.
Kyiv police said earlier that over 3,800 officers had been deployed outside the Rada and other government buildings pending the parliament's debates on Tuesday.