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In Kyiv, security guards of the construction site on Zhylianska Street attacked journalist

20.11.2013, 18:14

On November 7, in Kyiv security guards of the construction site on Zhylianska Street attacked the journalist of the media outlet «Ekologia ta Sotsialny Zahyst» (‘Environment and Social Welfare’) Vitaly Tereshchenko when he was making photos of the construction works. He was diagnosed with a trauma to his right shoulder. IMI was informed about this by Tereshchenko.

According to him, this construction is illegal and he often visits it to make photos.

When he came this time, local dwellers were protesting and preventing a construction truck from entering the site. He was making photos of the event when he was approached by security guards. They did not introduce themselves and insisted that he delete the photos, threatened him and tried to pry the camera from his hands, and in the process they hit him in the shoulder. The locals called the police;  the journalist submitted a complaint.

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