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 Several clashes took place in Kyiv due to St. George’s ribbons

A scuffle took place near the Arsenalna metro station nearest to the Park Slavy (Park of Glory) during the “Immortal regiment march” in Kyiv.

More than 100 people attended the rally. They brought photos of their relatives who took part in World War II, Censor.NET reports citing 112 Ukraine TV channel.

One of the activists noticed a woman with St. George's ribbon carrying red flag and demanded to take the ribbon away. A scuffle ensued between them. The police have taken the man from the crowd in order to avoid further escalation. They also confiscated the red flag from the woman.

Another woman brought a portrait of Soviet Union Secretary General Joseph Stalin and was shouting: "Glory to great Stalin!"

The rally participants headed to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. However, the people with St. George's ribbons and banned communist symbols also came there.

Watch more: Turmoil in Kharkiv: people wearing St. George's ribbons denied access to Memorial of Glory. VIDEO+PHOTOS

Several people with red and black flags (Right Sector - Ed.) came to the Park Slavy and put up several minor scuffles after the pro-Russian Immortal regiment rally started near the Arsenalna metro station at 11 a.m. They prevented the people with St. George's ribbons and communist symbols from laying flowers to the Eternal Flame.

Several young people tried to burn St. George's ribbons near the Eternal Glory Obelisk. The law enforcers managed to force them back and surround. Several people fled.

Opposition bloc party leader Yurii Boiko also arrived to lay flowers to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The rallies dedicated to the Day of Victory in World War II and Day of Remembrance and Reconciliation are held in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities on May 9.


 
 
 
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