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 Activists Protecting Kyiv Bazaar: Our People Threw Themselves Under Trucks. We Were Beat Up and Our Cars Thrashed. VIDEO

Eye-witness and participant of the events told about restless night protecting Kyiv’s Bazaar (shopping arcade historical structure).

One of the activists of the campaign to protect the Bazaar Ihor Lutsenko described in detail the night attack by raiders and unidentified force on his page on Facebook.

"At 2.45 a.m. the attack began. They pushed our people out on the street and put up barricades. The police did not respond. They blocked the gates. In 2 hours they began bringing in the machinery. We thought it would go from the side of Mohyla Academy. One truck, it seems was going there. But they began to move in from the Pirogoshchi church. I drove up and blocked the entrance with my car. They started shaking it and pushed it on ice. Thank God for uncleaned roads. I sat in the car, locked the doors and thought they were going to turn it over," writes Lutsenko.

According to the activist the people threw themselves under the trucks to protect the Bazaar.

"Andrii got severely beat up and was taken away by an ambulance along with Vadym Toropov who suffered the same faith. They broke the mirror on my car, but that's minor. Pastushenko refused to get into my car and decided to stand. Second car of Edik Kurgan drove up but they did not allow him to block their exit. They covered his windshield so he could not videotape them. They brought in all the machinery, 2 dump trucks, 1 crane and 1 caterpillar. They closed and blocked the gates. Then they broke the door where the activists were barricaded. We do not know what is happening to them now," said the activist.

 
 
 
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