17 Oct 2017 18:07

Opposition activists setting up 14 tents near Rada

KYIV. Oct 17 (Interfax) - Participants in a protest rally in front of the Verkhovna Rada's building in Kyiv have set up 14 tents on Hrushevsky Street.

Opposition activists set up two ten-person army tents directly on the roadway of Hrushevsky Street and 12 two-person tents between the street and Mariyinsky Park, an Interfax correspondent reported.

They are continuing to set up tents.

Activists speaking from the stage asked all concerned people to bring food and warm clothes for people in tents.

The organizers said earlier that they will protest in downtown Kyiv until the protesters' demands are fulfilled.

Participants in the rally in downtown Kyiv organized by Mikheil Saakashvili's Movement of New Forces earlier demanded changes to the electoral system, the establishment of an independent anti-corruption court, and the abolition of parliamentary immunity. Former Odesa regional governor Saakashvili, who is attending the rally, demanded Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's resignation.