US embassy on weekend rally in Kyiv: "Attempts to seize and damage public buildings are abuse of right to peaceful protest"

The U.S. embassy in Ukraine condemned the attempt of Saakashvili supporters to seize Kyiv-based International Center for Culture and Arts better known as Zhovtnevyi Palace.

"We completely agree with our Canadian and Ukrainian colleagues. Attempts to seize and damage public buildings are an abuse of the right to peaceful protest," the embassy wrote on TwitterCensor.NET reports.

As reported, Saakashvili supporters tried to seize Zhovtnevyi Palace premises to house the headquarters of the opposition forces’ coordination council on Dec. 17. Several clashes broke out after the police and National Guard did not let the protesters in and used tear gas against them. About 32 law enforcers were reportedly injured in the clashes outside the venue.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3039917