10:07 06.12.2017

Law-enforcers storm tent camp near Rada searching for Saakashvili, 4 policemen, 9 protesters injured

A special operation in a tent camp near the Verkhovna Rada on Wednesday morning was conducted in connection with the search for Georgian ex-president and Ukrainian politician Mikheil Saakashvili on the orders of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, the communications department of Kyiv police reported.

"In the morning, on the orders of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine, the police and the Security Service of Ukraine carried out steps to search for and detain Saakashvili," the police said on Wednesday.

Law enforcers stressed that during the search for Saakashvili in the camp, activists provoked the police. After the clashes, the number of police officers was increased.

"The activists were explained the purpose of the police presence, but the former began to attack law enforcement officers. A squabble started, but nobody was detained as a result. Four law enforcers were injured. They have bruises and fractures. The information about other injured parties is upcoming. Some of the activists were in the tent camp, others in the lobby of the Kyiv Hotel with the MP," the police said.

The 103 emergency hotline received no reports about injured activists.

On Wednesday morning, MP Yehor Sobolev on his Facebook page published a live stream from the tent camp in which he said nine participants of the action were injured and were tended to by the camp's medical staff.

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