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 Police will check documents and belongings of citizens in Kyiv downtown, - Kryshchenko. PHOTOS

About 3,000 police officers and National Guard servicemen are ensuring order in the government block of Kyiv. The number of law enforcers is subject to change depending on the situation.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the National Police in Kyiv.

"For the sake of citizens' security, the capital's downtown is under enhanced control of the police. In the city downtown, at Hrushevskoho Street, the protesters put their tents, which made movement through the city more difficult.

"We are asking the citizens to be receptive to temporary inconveniences caused by traffic blocking and additional measures aimed at checking documents," Kyiv Police Chief Andrii Kryshchenko said.

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"For proper order and prevention of any crimes, the participants of the peaceful protests will be checked through filtration points and selectively with hand metal detectors. Some citizens will go through ID check," he said.

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

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Police is asking to refrain from any provocations. Law enforcers will react to them as required by acting law.

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Three criminal cases were initiated into yesterday's offences near the Rada.

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Photos by the National Police press service

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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