Anger at Avakov

Kyiv Post - - Business -

Crowds of pro­test­ers gath­ered in Kyiv on Nov. 17 and trav­eled to the home of Ukrainian In­te­rior Min­is­ter Arsen Avakov to de­mand his res­ig­na­tion. The demon­stra­tors blame him for law en­force­ment’s fail­ure to in­ves­ti­gate a se­ries of at­tacks on Ukrainian ac­tivists this year. The demon­stra­tion fol­lows the death of Kateryna Gandz­iuk, a civic ac­tivist from Kher­son, some 550 kilo­me­ters south of Kyiv. Gandz­iuk was at­tacked with acid on July 31 in her home­town and she died on Nov. 4 in a Kyiv hos­pi­tal, spark­ing pub­lic anger. (1) Vi­taliy Shabunin, head of the Anti-Cor­rup­tion Ac­tion Cen­ter's ex­ec­u­tive board, speaks near an ac­tivist hold­ing a sign read­ing "Avakov onto the garbage heap of his­tory." (2) Ac­tivists paint "Who or­dered the killing of Katya Gandz­iuk?" on the wall of Avakov's house dur­ing the rally. (3) Ac­tivists burn flares as they rally to de­mand Avakov's res­ig­na­tion. (Volodymyr Petrov)

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