Antisemitic Rally in Ukraine Calls for No Jews in Government
by Shiryn Ghermezian
Antisemitic protesters in Ukraine rallied on Wednesday against Jews serving in the country’s government, a day after hundreds of right-wingers held an anti-government rally in another part of the country, The Algemeiner has learned.
A photo taken at the anti-Jewish rally in Lviv, in western Ukraine, shows protesters holding a banner that reads “No Jews in government.”
Oles Datsko a photographer from the city who first published the photo online told The Algemeiner that the rally goers were protesting against government policies, as were the hundreds from Ukraine’s radical Right Sector group who rallied in Kiev on Tuesday.
While Right Sector activists claim they are seeking to end corruption and nepotism in government, Ukrainian authorities have criticized them for their use of violence, according to the Associated Press.
Two Right Sector members were killed earlier in July after the group attacked police with live ammunition and grenades in the western city of Mukacheve. Police then surrounded some gunmen in the woods and are still trying to negotiate their surrender.