Pro-Russian activists occupy Horlivka police building in Eastern Ukraine - media

Around 100 supporters of Ukraine's federalization have seized the building of a police administration in the town of Horlivka (Donetsk region), according to the Donbas News portal.

Barricades in Horlivka. Source: Reuters

Around 100 supporters of Ukraine's federalization have seized the building of a police administration in the town of Horlivka (Donetsk region), according to the Donbas News portal.

The activists were stormed the building, and the police defended the building for over an hour, it said.

"The policemen who remained inside are being taken out of the building through a human corridor," the website said.

It was reported that activists blocked Lenin Prospekt in Horlivka, traffic there has been stopped.

The events in Horlivka are being broadcast by multiple Internet users. The broadcasts provide the following picture:

 After the federalization supporters seized the local police building, one activist issued several orders to those present. In particular, a group of protestors is heading to the town executive committee to block it there without entering the building.

Tires, sand and other materials for building barricades are being brought up to the town administration buildings and local police stations.

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