Tensions in the Ukrainian capital remain high as hundreds of people have been protesting in front of the Ukrainian parliament building since Tuesday calling for governmental reforms, such as the creation of anti-corruption courts and cancellation of lawmakers' immunity, with the protests resulting in clashes between activists and security forces.
Hundreds of People Remain in Tent Camp in Center of Ukrainian Capital (VIDEO)
KIEV (Sputnik) – The chief ofKiev police Andrey Krischenko said onSaturday that the situation inKiev was "calm," despitethe protesters remained instreets - writes sputniknews.com.
"One thousand police officers are currently [at the demonstration], around250-300 people are currently inthe tent camp," he said.
Among those who participated inthe demonstration were the members ofthe far-right National Corps and Svoboda political parties, aswell asrepresentatives ofthe center-right All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" led byformer Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. In addition, members ofthe Movement ofNew Forces ofMikheil Saakashvili, the former Odessa region’s governor and president ofGeorgia, also took part inthe protest, which took place infront ofthe Ukrainian parliament.
On Thursday, Ukrainian parliament started implementing some ofthe demands. In particular, a bill oncancellation oflawmakers' immunity has been sent tothe Constitutional Court.
Ukraine has been ina state ofturmoil sincethe 2014 coup d'etat inthe country that led topower Petro Poroshenko and his team. The new government has pledged tocarry outreforms totackle rampant corruption butso far the process has not been completed.
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