Police, Protesters Clash in Kiev; 50 Detained
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Ukrainian police and demonstrators at a tent camp have clashed outside the parliament building in the capital, Kiev. Police say 50 people were detained.
The Interfax news agency quoted a top police official, Andrey Kryshchenko, saying six protesters sought medical help after the Saturday morning clash and four officers were injured.
The tent camp was set up in October by supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who became a prominent opposition figure in Ukraine. Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine on Feb. 12.
The protesters are demanding the establishment of a national an anti-corruption court.
Kryshchenko says the clash occurred when police arrived for an investigation related to a conflict Tuesday in which 15 police were hurt.
Ukrainian media reports say police on Saturday ordered the camp dismantled.