In Kiev, unknown persons attacked the participants of the “equality March”

KYIV, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. A group of unknown persons attacked the participants of the “equality March” in Kiev, two people were injured, said on Sunday the press service of the police of the capital of Ukraine.

“March of equality” was held on Sunday in Kiev. According to police, in it have taken part about 2,5 thousand persons. The marchers agreed with the Kiev authorities, accompanied by several hundred police officers and soldiers of the National guard, surrounding the column on all sides, as well as a few cars “ambulance”. Previously, the website of the TV channel “112 Ukraine” reported about clashes between police and radicals who oppose the March.

“The Metropolitan police have detained one of the attackers, who attacked the participants of the “March of equality”… it is Previously established that a group of unknown men ran up, sprayed one in the face with pepper spray, and the other inflicted injuries”, — is spoken in the message.

According to police, it happened at the Kontraktova square in three hours after the end of the March, the victims called the ambulance, was taken to the hospital.

He was taken to the police Department, he seized Balaclava, knife, pepper spray and a mouth guard. Law enforcement officers are looking for other attackers.

The LGBT community have repeatedly carried out actions in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities, in which supporters of the extension of the rights of sexual minorities often had conflicts with their opponents. In June 2015 on the “equality March” in Kiev, which was attended by about 300 people, killed 11 police officers and several protesters. On the March in 2016, was beaten by one party.