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Right Sector march through the city of Ivano-Frankivsk  h/t MofA

Today, a march by far-right social nationalists under the Pravy Sektor/ Right Sector (Правий Сектор) banner took place in Ivano-Frankivsk. Right Sector is a hastily constructed confederation of various radical and far-right Ukrainian nationalist organisations that emerged in the course of the Euromaidan protests. The clearest programme is declared by the Social Nationalist wing which was incorporated into the confederation.

Those marching at around 16:00 today chanted slogans including, 'Ukraine/ Above All', 'Glory to the Nation/ Death to the Enemies', 'Glory to Ukraine/ Glory to the Heroes', 'Right/ Sector' and 'Bandera, Shukhevych / Heroes of Ukraine'. The last slogan was new to me and was not one that I had heard as part of the torchlight procession which took place in the city, headed by social nationalists Patriot of Ukraine.

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[see page 18-19] June 26, 2011 - Arrested and imprisoned were 14 members, who were accused of various crimes but questioned in the December 31, 2010, detonation of the Joseph Stalin statue on the front porch of the Communist Party head-quarters in Zaporizhia. Tryzub (Trident) denied any involvementin that attack, but several of the imprisoned members, including 31-year-old Roman Khmara and 26-year-old Vasyl Abramiv, admitted to participating in the December 28, 2010, vandalism of the Stalin statue, in which they sawed off its head. But the Tryzub activists denied their involvement in the list of other alleged crimes, particularly the detonation of the Stalin statue of which they were all accused. Many of them resisted capitulating to the beatings and torture that they say they endured at the hands of police, who allegedly wanted false confessions from them. The arrests were made to pressure the Tryzub members to confess to other crimes, stated Volodymyr Yavorsky, executive director of the Ukrainian Helsinki Union for Human Rights (UHHRU). [History Tryzub in Kyivan Rus]

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