Based on different data from 7 to10 thousand people participated in the rally for the unity of Ukraine that took place at Lenin`s Square. They held Ukrainian flags and chanted Donbass is Ukraine! No to War! Let`s Keep Ukraine United!. At the same, several dozen meters away over 1.5 thousand of pro-Russia activists tried to sabotage the rally for the unity of Ukraine. There was a triple cordon of police between these two groups. By curtsey of the police the conflicts were avoided. Having seen this pro-Russia protesters chanting Russia! Donbass is Russia! started throwing eggs and flour into their opponents.
After the rally for Ukraine some of the pro-Russia organizations activists attacked the unity of Ukraine supporters. This caused a mass scuffle. Peaceful citizens were protected by Shakhtar soccer club fans that were attacked by the pro-Russia activists. The event epicenter moved to the administration buildings where police vans were located. Police put the fans into the vans to take them out of the crowd. The pro-Russia activists blocked the vans but they managed to escape.
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