On Wednesday morning, 6 December, police stormed a protest tent camp outside the parliament in search of Mikheil Saakashvili who is put on the national wanted list.
As a result, skirmished sparked between police and the supporters of leader of the Movement of New Forces Party, former governor of Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili.
MP Yegor Sobolev, who joined the protesters, said that about 200 law enforcement officers began beating people sleeping in tents.
Police, in turn, said the protesters provoked the police and resisted legitimate investigative actions carried out in fulfilment of the orders of the Prosecutor-General's Office and the Security Service of Ukraine.
Both parties report injured in the skirmishes that ensued.
PGO suspects Saakashvili of collaboration with the fugitive Ukrainian oligarch Serhiy Kurchenko. The investigation believes that the opposition politician received 500 thousand dollars from Kurchenko to finance rallies outside the parliament.
On 5 December, Saakashvili was detained by the SBU but escaped police custody with the help of his supporters.