Some 100 people demonstrate outside Ukrainian embassy in Prague

Demonstrace k aktuální situaci na Ukrajině 2. prosince před ukrajinskou ambasádou v Praze.

published: 02.12.2013, 19:32 | updated: 02.12.2013 19:36:48

Prague - About 100 people met outside the Ukrainian embassy in Prague tonight to express support to the protesters against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and they called on Ukrainian Ambassador Borys Zaychuk to condemn the violence against demonstrators in Kiev and resign.

Most participants in today´s event, like in a similar meeting in Prague centre on Sunday, were young people from Ukraine who study or work in the Czech Republic.

The protesters were chanting slogans "Freedom for Ukraine" and "We Belong to Europe" and they carried banners reading "Yanukovych Is a Traitor" and "Yanukovych Is Not My President."

They sang the Ukrainian national anthem and loudly called on Zaychuk to go out of the embassy´s building and meet them.

They wanted to pass him on a petition condemning the intervention against students in Ukraine and Yanukovych´s stance.

However, no one from the embassy reacted to the demonstrators.

Some 20 policemen as well as iron barriers protected the entry to the building.

Up to hundreds of thousands of followers of pro-European opposition are protesting in Kiev against the country's senior officials having refused to sign the association agreement with the EU, preferring the inclination to Moscow.

The situation culminated after the police crackdown on protesting students at a square in Kiev on Saturday. However, up to 350,000 demonstrators returned to the square on Sunday, according to news agencies.

The demonstrators blocked the government buildings in Kiev in the morning and thousands of activists were demonstrating in the centre during the days.

Military units are on the move to the Ukrainian capital. However, the government dismissed the speculations that it might declare a state of emergency.

Author:
www.ctk.cz

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