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    Protest demanding resignation of Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, in Kiev

    Protesters Demand Ukraine Interior Minister Sacked Over Gambling Allegations

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    A protest against Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov has taken place near the ministry's building, with campaigners demanding his resignation, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported.

    KIEV (Sputnik) On Monday, the protest gathered some 20 activists of the Automaidan movement. According to them, Avakov is engaged in illegal gambling business throughout the territory of Ukraine.

    The protesters set up an improvised casino naming it "Casino of the Internal Affairs" near the ministry's building and played with fake dollars. The "gamblers" were wearing masks depicting Avakov, his son and the ministry’s workers.

    The protest did not lead to any incidents.

    Avakov is serving his third term in the position of the interior minister.

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