Activists attacked the screening of Oliver Stone-produced ‘Ukraine on Fireplace’ in Germany
Professional-Ukrainian activists in Leipzig, Germany disrupted the displaying of a movie in regards to the 2014 Maidan coup, police stated on Friday. A bunch confirmed up at Thursday night’s screening of ‘Ukraine on Fireplace,’ a 2016 documentary produced by Oliver Stone, and acquired into an altercation with the organizers.
The documentary screening was a part of the globaLE movie pageant, which runs from July 27 to November 1. The open-air pageant reveals works vital of globalization. ‘Ukraine on Fireplace,’ produced by Stone and directed by Ukrainian filmmaker Igor Lopatonok, takes a vital view of the 2014 Kiev protests that resulted in a violent overthrow of the elected authorities of Ukraine.
The German-Ukrainian artist group Ostov Collective confirmed up on the screening on Thursday night, calling the documentary pro-Russian.
In keeping with preliminary police experiences, six individuals disturbed the screening by beating their drums and making an attempt to grab the microphone out of the organizer’s hand. The ensuing struggle required police intervention to interrupt up, and delayed the screening by a number of minutes.
Activists with the Ostov Collective informed German media that they have been the victims, truly, after an organizer punched considered one of them within the face.
A spokesman for Leipzig police stated that no accidents have been reported, and that the authorities have been investigating the activist group for tried bodily hurt, in accordance with Der Spiegel.
Lopatonok’s documentary takes an in-depth have a look at the protests that started in November 2013 and culminated within the violent coup that deposed President Viktor Yanukovich in February 2014, triggering civil conflict in Ukraine and a referendum in Crimea to affix Russia. Within the official narrative of the US-backed authorities in Kiev, the Maidan was a peaceable “revolution of dignity” by pro-Western democrats.
Western governments have denounced ‘Ukraine on Fireplace,’ as did town council of Leipzig forward of the screening. It was faraway from YouTube in March this yr, ostensibly for that includes “violent or graphic content material.”
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