9 May 2014, 15:24

May Day rally in Mariupol offers resistance to military - self defense

May Day rally in Mariupol offers resistance to military - self defense

Participants in a Victory Day demonstration in Mariupol marched to the police department headquarters in order to offer resistance to the Ukrainian military, spokesman for the self-defense forces told Interfax.

"Demonstrators - about 1,500 in all - rushed to the police department building. Men wearing black camouflage are walking towards them, firing shots in the air," he said.

He said another group of citizens torched tires near the City Council headquarters in the center of the city.

Self-defense fighters earlier reported that a Ukrainian law enforcement contingent was storming the police department building and detaining police officers who refused to obey Kiev's orders.

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