Brest residents bring flowers to Shevchenko’s monument
9:48, — society
Brest residents come to the monument to the Ukrainian poet as a sign of their solidarity with the protesters in Kiev.
Belarusians bring flowers and candles to the monument, BelaPAN reports.
Anti-government protests have been going on for over two months in Ukraine. On 22 January the most serious clashes took place between the protesters and special police forces. Another cleansing attempt took place in Hrushevskoho Street in Kiev. Riot police and interior troops attacked the barricades, erected by the protesters. The Special Forces went beyond the line of the busses, burnt two days before. The people tried to escape, but the troops chased them and beat up.
As a result of the clashes at least three people were killed, several hundred wounded. Two protesters, among whom there is a Belarusian Mikhail Zhyznieuski, were shot by riot police. One was thrown off the stadium colonnade by riot police and died in resuscitation department.