About 200 active participants, as well as Among them with flags of the party " Freedom ", Civil corps " Azov ", "Right sector" picketed the Kharkiv city Council, where the first meeting after the election of people's deputies, said local media.
organizers of the action, for example "gromadska VARTA" ( "Public guardian" ), told about the intention to hold on Wednesday "public arrest" of the mayor Gennady Kernes at the time of its submission for the position and to give the police." To hold Kernes decided due to the inaction of the Prosecutor's office on the facts of the call for separatism, open support for the aggressor during the war, torture people, plundering the city budget and corruption schemes, " – reported in the report of the organization on Facebook. Protesters trying to get into the session hall. Among their claims also: to hold hearings on decommunization of commissioners to include the public in the Executive Committee of the city Council, to reduce the number of employees of the city Council, appoint the Secretary of the city Council of the messenger party, which took second place in the elections. The acting Mayor of Kharkiv Gennady Kernes, standing from the party of " Revival ", confidently defeated in the first round of local elections in Ukraine, typing 65, 8% (318 556 thousand votes). The candidate from the party "Samopomich" Taras Sitenko took second place with 12, 3% (637 59 thousand votes). The chief Prosecutor's office of Ukraine (PGO) on March 2, was charged Kernes with illegal imprisonment or the kidnapping, torture, the threat of liquidation. The pre-trial by the time it was completed. The indictment concerning the mayor of Kharkov and 2 of his guards was transferred to the court on March 26. Kernes does not admit his guilt and informed on the falsification case against him by the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.