"We completely agree with our Canadian and Ukrainian colleagues. Attempts to seize and damage public buildings are an abuse of the right to peaceful protest," the embassy wrote on Twitter, Censor.NET reports.
As reported, Saakashvili supporters tried to seize Zhovtnevyi Palace premises to house the headquarters of the opposition forces’ coordination council on Dec. 17. Several clashes broke out after the police and National Guard did not let the protesters in and used tear gas against them. About 32 law enforcers were reportedly injured in the clashes outside the venue.