Rukh Novykh Syl party leader Mikheil Saakashvili called the president of Ukraine not to provoke protesters holding rally in the tent camp near the Verkhovna Rada building.
The persons detained with 6.5 kg of explosives in Kyiv were a week earlier kicked out from the tent camp established by the protesters outside the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov ordered to remove the policemen protecting the participants of the rally outside the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said the chief organizers of the protest near the Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv downtown aimed at destabilizing the situation in the country, and their official demands were just a cover-up.
The law enforcers continue negotiations with the activists on moving the tents to Mariinskyi park from Hrushevskoho Street.
As of 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, about 700 protesters are present at the Verkhovna Rada building in Kyiv.
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.
In the government block of Kyiv, law enforcers stayed for a night duty around the tent camp near the Rada building only.
National Police says property of the National Guard was stolen during the mass protest near the Rada building on Oct. 17.
At least three persons were injured in clashes between protesters and law enforcers near Ukraine's parliamentary building on Tuesday.
Head of the Main Department of the National Police in Kyiv Andrii Kryshchenko said about 4,500 people have gathered for a protest at the Rada building as of noon Tuesday, Oct. 17.
At around 9 a.m., protesters started arriving at the parliamentary building, the Verkhovna Rada, in Kyiv.
First deputy interior minister of Ukraine Serhii Yarovyi told journalists about the situation during the protests near the Rada building in Kyiv.
The government block in Kyiv is seeing enhanced security on Tuesday morning, prior to planned protests.
Residents of Russian city of St. Petersburg on Sunday, June 18, held one-person protests in support of Crimean Tatars, initiated by activists of Strategia-18 group.