Procession with Nazi Symbols Held in the Center of Odessa under Police Guard

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April 17th, 2015

From Politnavigator – trans. by Joaquin Flores

Today, in the heart of the city about. 200 activists of Ukrainian nationalist organizations marched in memory of the like-minded Maxim Chaika, who died a few years ago in a skirmish with the so-called “Anti-fascists”. Ahead of the column, which proceeded through the main streets of the city, was deployed a flag with the image of a Celtic cross – this symbolism is used by neo-Nazis (the Celtic cross in particular is banned at stadiums by FIFA).

Participants of the rally gathered in Odessa at 6:00 pm near the monument to Taras Shevchenko, and then passed through the main streets of the city, on Deribasovskoy to the site of Chaika’s death on Alexander Avenue, reported “Naspravdі.”

During the march, activists used flares and firecrackers, and chanted: “The white man – great for Ukraine”, “One race, one nation, one homeland” and “Glory to Ukraine – the glory of heroes!”.

The column was accompanied by police officers who did not intervene.

During the procession, they also honored the memory of those killed on  May 2nd, on the Ukrainian side, and at the end they sang the hymn of Ukraine.

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The 21-year-old activist of the nationalist organization “Sich”, Maxim Chaika died on April 17th, 2009 during a street fight on Alexander Avenue.

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