As reported by Censor.NET citing the local media outlet Newsroom, the incident occurred before the beginning of the session. Kharkiv Mayor Hennadii Kernes asked to shut the doors to prevent the smoke from coming into the session hall and enquired after the council members’ health.
Obiektyv news outlet reported gas being sprayed on the second floor of the City Hall before the session began.
Police officers helped several dozen people leave the building. The city hall's employees waited outside while the premises were being ventilated, Newsroom said.
"Deputy Mayor Andrii Rudenko came out to the activists with National Corps NGO members among them who gathered outside the City Council but they throw him into a garbage can. Rudenko got out of the can and walked away. The police eventually cordoned off the city council building," SQ news outlet reported.