` Protesters in Luhansk Seize Buildings of Prosecutor's Office, Regional Administration Demanding Police Chief Resign '

#AceWorldNews – LUHANSK – April 29 (Interfax) – About 500 people approached the Ukrainian Interior Ministry department for the Luhansk region on Tuesday evening, demanding regional police chief Volodymyr Huslavsky’s resignation.

The protesters have delegated a group of negotiators, who have entered the building.

Some time later, several people came out of the building and said Huslavsky had agreed to tender his resignation.

The crowd, however, stayed in front of the building.

Then someone from the crowd threw a grenade toward the Interior Ministry building, after which flash bang grenades were thrown at the protesters in response.

After that, about 20 unidentified people armed with automatic weapons appeared near the building. They started shooting mainly in the air, although some are firing at the Interior Ministry building’s windows.

It was reported earlier that protesters in Luhansk had seized the regional prosecutor’s office.

About 700 people had approached the prosecutor’s office and started throwing stones at its windows. Then they smashed down the doors and entered the building, pulled down a Ukrainian flag from its roof and burned it.

There were no police at the scene, and several prosecution officials had left the building at the very start of the assault.

Some protesters are still in the building, and the rest moved toward the Interior Ministry department.

It was also reported earlier that protesters had started installing barricades near the regional administration building they had seized earlier, an Interfax correspondent reported from the scene.

Trucks with sand, pallets, and barbed wire have arrived there.

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1. Reuters – April 29 – http://tinyurl.com/kpf248o

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