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Protesters attempt to storm Kyiv’s City Hall (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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National Guardsmen stand in a circle around a group of protesters during a rally in front of City Hall on April 21.

Protesters on April 21 attempted to storm Kyiv’s City Hall and engaged in scuffles with police.

The
protesters, who broke City Hall’s doors, also blocked traffic on Khreshchatyk,
Kyiv’s main street.


About 200
demonstrators were protesting against a ban on alcohol sales in kiosks and the
demolition of supposedly illegal kiosks by the city authorities.


The
police were supported by unidentified uniformed people colloquially known as “titushki.”
It was not clear who they were.


The
uniformed people engaged in scuffles with city councilors from the Svoboda
nationalist party.

Protesters trying to storm the City Hall building.

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