Sean Spicer insists that inauguration crowds were larger than reported and that photographs show far fewer people at the Mall.
Pro-government majority decreased the number parliamentary sessions in order to minimize the opposition speeches.
Today at 10 a.m. a second meeting will take place across the street from Verkovna Rada protesting the defamation law that will allow criminal responsibility.
Journalists are protesting the Regions deputy Zhuravskiy defamation law near the Parliementary committees building in downtown Kiev.
Internet news sites are starting a protest against the Party of Regions' Law on Defamation under which journalists can be imprisoned for a term of 3 years.
The Regions deputy Yaroslav Sukhyi says that the Bill on Defamation will be amended before being passes as a whole.
The reinstatement of criminal responsibility for defamation testifies to the fact that the regime is trying to install dictatorship in Ukraine.
Verkhovna Rada voted (in the first reading) for changes into the Criminal and Criminal Procedure Codes regarding the enforcement of responsibility for endeavors against honor and dignity of a person.