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 Brawl at Caravan Shopping Center After Attempt to Install a Plaque to Killer Mazurok

A mass fight with the police broke out in Kyiv on Wednesday after an attempt by Bratstvo (Brotherhood) activists to install a plaque commemorating Yaroslav Mazurok who the police named guilty in shooting the guards of Caravan shopping center.

Bratstvo activists together with nationalist organizations Patriot of Ukraine and The Social Nationalist Assembly applied to jolf the event to Kyiv mayor's office, NR reports. At 12:00 they gathered at the entrance of the Caravan shopping center on Luhovaya street. The activists brought a plaque made of plywood covered the glass reading: "Neohaydamak Ukrainian Yaroslav Mazurok Bought and Shot Here"

"Mazurok opened fire in response to threats and humiliation by the Caravan guards. "This is a natural reaction of a normal Ukrainian. A real Ukrainian is a man with an illegal gun. Most people are accustomed to enduring humiliation, so Mazurok's actions set a good example for them," said Bratstvo leader Dmytro Korchynskyy.

The event aroused great interest among the press - Bratstvo itself brought 15 people while there were three times as many journalists. Cameraman even pushing, trying to knock out a better place to take a story.

Korchinsky continued his speech with expressing his deep condolences to the relatives of the dead security guards, and expressed hope that those who survived will quit "this unworthy profession of a security employee."

Suddenly, several policemen in civilian clothes began to push the representatives of Bratstvo from under the canopy at the entrance to the store. At that the tough guys did not show any IDs and have not explained the problem.

One of the policemen in plain-clothes managed to snatch the Mazurok plaque, and immediately took to his heels.

A man in civilian clothes was covered by uniformed police officers - they did not allow the activists to regain the stolen property.

The plaque owners caught the robber about a 100 meters away near a gas station and tried to take it away.

Scuffle ensued. Police officers - uniformed officers - in groups of two to four attacked two activists - Andriy Vatolkin and Taras Karpyuk and tried to wring their hands and push them to the ground.

It is worth noting that passer-bys tried to stand up for the men and pushed the policemen.

One of the activists - Vatolkin - managed to escape and run away from the police officers. Karpiuk was arrested and taken to Obolon district police station.

Participants of the rally said that law enforcement officers, stealing plate, acted in the same way as the security did towards Mazurok.

Now Bratstvo activists are heading to the police station where the detained is.

 
 
 
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