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 Paid anti-Semitic rally held in Lviv. Thorough investigation underway, – Interior Ministry

A paid anti-Semitic rally was held in Lviv yesterday, July 22.

According to the provisional application, the aim of the event was to draw the attention of the Lviv authorities to the problems of poverty and declining of social standard of living. The action was attended by up to 400 people of different ages, Censor.NET informs citing the press service of the Interior Ministry.

Despite the announced schedule, the protesters were carrying demonstratively anti-Semitic posters with such slogans as: "No Jews in power", "Jewish brotherhood sells Ukraine" and others.

Intelligence information suggests that the participants received from 100 to 150 hryvnia payment in one of the squares of the city at the end of the rally.

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Lviv regional police department checks circumstances of holding of the anti-Semitic rally during the strike. The case is under control of the Ministry of Interior.

It should be reminded that deliberate acts aimed at inciting national, racial or religious enmity and hatred, humiliation of national honor and dignity or insult of feelings of citizens in connection with their religious beliefs are punishable by fine or imprisonment of up to five years in accordance with the Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine "Violation of citizens' equality based on their race, national origin or religious beliefs".

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Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n345081