"The people keep arriving to the Interior Ministry building to join the protest. All of them are employees of the Interior Ministry including investigators and law enforcement officers with substantial career length. They say that many of them will reach retirement soon, but they cannot either go on pension or continue working due to the fact that some of them have not passed the recertification or are still passing it," the journalist said.
At the same time the organizers of the picket claimed that many of them had difficulties, that they were allegedly hampered to do their jobs so that they could not pass recertification.
Photos by Leonid Shvets.
The organizers of the rally also said they were intending to picket the Ministry over the week.
According to the police, the rally was attended by more than 1,000 people. The number was expected to increase to 5,000.
"A riot of color and abundance of state symbols are catching the eye at the cops' rally," journalist Leonid Shvets stressed sarcastically.
Photos by Kseniia Verkalets.