03:05 GMT30 October 2020
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    Three separate rallies were held outside the parliamentary headquarters in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Thursday, a local newspaper reported.

    An estimated 200 protesters gathered in front of the Verhovna Rada in the city downtown demanding a refinancing of hard currency loans, postponement of electronic VAT handling and against the radical party’s flamboyant leader Oleh Lyashko, the Kiev-based Vesti newspaper reported.

    “Lyashko came to power to get rich!”

    “There is no place for clowns in parliament!” shouted the opponents of the ill-famed ultranationalist lawmaker.

    Police and National Guardsmen maintained a heavy presence blocking entry to the parliament building.

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    clowns in parliament, loans, protest, rallies, Verhovna Rada, Oleh Lyashko, Ukraine
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