To provoke clashes, the police use hired goons, police general and Batkivshchyna lawmaker Vitali Yarema told Radio Svoboda Nov. 27.
“I can tell you the money the goons is paid: from 200 to 500 hryvnias ($25 - $60) a day. The goons are recruited among sportsmen training for hand-to-hand combat.
The goons take positions between the protesters and police, attacking protesters and provoking them to attack the police. Following this, they hide behind the riot police, the general said.
He advised the protesters to take video footage of the goons and report them to the city police.