According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, the protesters included BYT-Batkivschyna parliamentary faction MP Yuriy Odarchenko. The MP showed the police a document that allegedly permitted to stage the protest.
A scuffle occurred between the oppositionists and an unidentified instigator as the protesters made an attempt to walk to the stadium.
The protesters brought national flags, flags of the united opposition, posters depicting former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko. Some of the protesters wore embroidered shirts.