In the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, the main industrial center of the Donetsk region, after the arrest of the “people's mayor” Dmitry Kuzmenko, a noisy protest rally took place, which turned into broken windows in the city council and prosecutor’s office and attempted to seize state buildings.
On Saturday afternoon, a group of individuals held an unauthorized rally outside the building of the prosecutor's office of the city of Mariupol. “Roughly violating public order, the protesters broke into the building of the prosecutor’s office and demanded a meeting with the leadership of the department to detain on the eve of the self-proclaimed mayor of the city. At the same time, they could not clearly formulate their demands,” the prosecutor’s office quoted.
LifeNews reports that Dmitry Kuzmenko was detained by law enforcement officers on Saturday night.
Ukrainian service News TSN previously reported that Dmitry Kuzmenko is on his own recognizance. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison for extortion - he demanded money from local entrepreneurs. And he was released because the lawyers appealed the verdict.
According to the city site 0629.com.ua, the protesters - about 200 people - came first to the building of the prosecutor's office, where they tried to find a prosecutor. Mariupol’s head of police, Sergei Gorulko, went out to the protesters, saying that Kuzmenko had been sent to Kiev.
Then the crowd moved to the City Council, there was smashed the windows and the door, there was a scuffle. No injuries reported.
The prosecutor's office announced the start of an investigation in connection with an attempt to seize the prosecutor's office of Mariupol, the case was initiated under the article "riots".