On Friday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m.
the community of Podil is holding a protest against
police violence and pressure on the cultural life of Podil outside of the Podil police department (Khoryva str. 20). Residents of Podil argue that the renaming into "police" has not changed the "militia" nature of the force that rather violates than protects people's rights. The community calls for the participation of everyone who feels concerned by the issue, especially the media and opinion leaders. Illegal pressure, ignoring of legal protocols, and an armed hunt for people based on unfounded motivations such as "suspicious appearance" must stop.
The main demands of the action:
● Dismissal of the head of Podil National Police department Pavlo Vasylenko.
● Bringing to justice of the law enforcement officers involved in the illegal raid on May 15 in Nyzhneyurkivska 31.
● Bringing to justice of Vladyslav Ioanno who was involved in the beating and illegal detention of Dmytro Bugaichuk on the night of May 18 to 19.
● Stopping illegal raids on cultural institutions, unlawful searches and planting of controlled substances, groundless use of force, and damages to the property of cultural institutions of Podil.