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UPA commemoration march in Lviv ends in massive arrests

The march on Oct. 13 in commemoration of the UPA (the anti-Soviet and anti-German WWII Ukrainian Insurgent Army) ended in massive arrests, our correspondent reported Oct. 14.

According to the police, two rival NGOs took part in the march, Svoboda and Avtonomny Opir (Autonomous Resistance). As soon as the police found that the tensions between the NGOs were mounting, they surrounded the AO and detained a several scores of AO members. 
Some march participants began to get rid of dangerous objects like knives and hammers. 
The feud between the AO and Svoboda began when Svoboda recently accused the AO of disseminating slanderous leaflets and AO decried the beating of its members by Svoboda supporters.
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