Ukraine’s parliament repeals anti-protest laws as Prime Minister resigns

295

We brought you the story of the passing of anti-protest bills by the Ukraine Parliament a couple of weeks ago, now here is a new development.

The Ukraine Parliament has repealed the obnoxious anti-protest laws owing to widespread protests that have plunged the country into a political crisis.

The abrogation of the laws came hours after Prime Minister Mykola Azarov announced that he had submitted his resignation in a move to ease the rising tension.

CNN reported that televised images from a special session of parliament showed that an overwhelming majority voted to overturn the legislation, with two lawmakers voting against the repeal.

It also reported that anger about the legislation escalated long-running anti-government protests into violent confrontations, with police and protesters fighting pitched battles in the icy streets of the capital, Kiev.

It is not certain if the “formidable” protests will stop with the new developments.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here