Police hassle merchants at Troyeshchyna market; racism, corruption seen


The biggest Kyiv street market, in the Troyeshchyna residential district, has lately been a dangerous place for entrepreneurs, with police detaining hundreds of workers with non-Slavic appearances.

According to those detained, they are packed on to buses, forced to spend the night in police stations without lawyers or cause, accused of minor violations with trumped-up evidence, shaken down for bribes and then let go.

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