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In Mykolayiv, pro-Russian rally participants grabbed journalists’ cameras and threatened them with physical violence

04.06.2014, 18:28

On June 3, in Mykolayiv pro-Russian rally participants were grabbing journalists’ photo cameras and forbidding them to film, and a masked man threatened the editor of the online news media outlet «NikVesti» Oleh Dereniuha with physical violence.

Journalists of several online media outlets approached rally participants that protested against the anti-terrorist operation in Donetsk oblast to ask what the protesters were planning to do as pro-Ukrainian activists already occupied the site where supporters of Putin usually gather for their rallies.  But instead of giving a comment, the protesters started to attack the journalists, grab their photo cameras, try to kick the cameras out of the journalists’ hands, and poking at the journalists with their umbrellas.

 The journalists decided to leave. 

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