The building of the Odessa regional state administration on Monday picketing about 150 employees after the Saturday beating of the social activist.

As the correspondent of Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”, the reason for the rally was the beating of the activist of the movement for the protection of the coast of Odessa from development, protection of green plantings of the city and participants of the “Group 2 may” Svetlana Podpaly, which occurred on Saturday, June 24.

Protesters demand dismissal of heads of law-enforcement unit in Odessa region, the resignation of the head of the Odessa regional state administration Maxim Stepanov, to investigate the situation on not allowing activists and some journalists to the session of the Odessa city Council, etc.

Almost immediately after the start of the rally, the crowd went M. Stepanov, however, his attempts at dialogue did not succeed.

An hour later M. Stepanov went back in the building yeah, but the protesters followed him . However, the police and the National guard of Ukraine on duty in yeah, not allowed to go inside. The result was a few minor scuffles.

As have informed Agency “Interfax-Ukraine” a source familiar with the underpinnings of the rally, its participants gathered people close to the former leadership of the Odessa region. According to the interlocutor, the initiators of the rally are trying to influence M. Stepanova and provoke the resignation of the head of state of Ukraine in Odessa region Dmitry Golovin, who are currently studying separate aspects of activity of the former management of the region.