Ukraine’s activists take over justice ministry
7:49, — Politics
Protesters took over the justice ministry in Ukraine’s capital on Sunday night while in other cities there were more clashes with riot police.
In Kyiv those who barricaded themselves into the ministry which lies close to parliament where most of the violent confrontations have occurred reportedly met no resistance.
One protester said that the seizure of the building was a symbolic act of the people in the uprising. Once a place of where the authorities removed the people’s justice now its their turn to be stripped of their own, Euronews reports.
President Viktor Yanukovych’s move to tempt the opposition with positions of power, even offering one of them the role of prime minister, has been rejected.
The focus has now turned onto Tuesday’s special session of parliament in which the president has pledged to reshuffle his government and amend the much hated sweeping anti-protest laws.
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