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 Rada perimeter encircled by law enforcers on second day of mass protests in downtown Kyiv. PHOTOS+VIDEO

The protest is continuing into its second day.

Censor.NET correspondent reports from the scene.
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Video by Oleh Bohachuk for Censor.NET

The protest is continuing into its second day at Hrushevskoho Street and Constitution Square, at the Verkhovna Rada building. Some protesters spent the night in the nearby tent camp, others arrived in the morning Wednesday. About 500 people were at the Rada as of 10 a.m.

Read more: Rada speaker Parubii demands that access to parliament is unhindered: "Rada cannot and should not be blocked"

The building of the parliament is encircled by two rows of law enforcers. Police checkpoints are operating at Hrushevskoho Street.

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Police checkpoint at Hrushevskoho Street.

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Protesters' tent camp at Hrushevskoho Street.

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Field kitchen at the tent camp.

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Photos by Oleh Bohachuk for Censor.NET

As reported, a protest with a request to hold a political reform in Ukraine is being held Oct. 17 at Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv. Organizers of the protest say the key demands are to change the system of election in Ukraine, including a shift to proportional election system with open candidates list, restriction of political advertising on TV, creation of anti-corruption court, and restriction of parliamentary immunity.

Former Odesa governor Mikheil Saakashvili said that if the MPs do not fulfill the protesters' demands on Oct. 17, some of them might stay at the Rada building for indefinite protest. SBU reported earlier it had prevented a possible provocation during Oct. 17 mass events in Kyiv.
 
 
 
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