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Turmoil in Dnipropetrovsk city council hampered journalists' work there

01.03.2016, 21:48

On February 29, in spite of announced accreditation-only access, journalists were able to make it to Dnipropetrovsk city council. Yet, the overall-strained situation in the council building that day was a clear obstacle to normal work of mass media representatives. This was reported by the regional IMI representative.

As the IMI correspondent informed, in particular, the pass to the second floor, where the gathering hall is located, was blocked by activists that were held back by police and municipal guards. The journalists had to find their way through the crowd. The journalists were not able to enter the session hall itself, they were redirected to the balconies, and to one of the two balconies they had to argue their way through with the security guards, who said they were ordered not to let in anyone, but refused to say, whose order it was. In the end, the journalists made it to the balcony, which was half-empty by that time.

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