German Police investigate scandal at screening of Stone's Ukraine film
The German police are investigating a scandal involving people who began shouting, blocking the screen, running around, and playing drums, when US director Oliver Stone's film "Ukraine on Fire" was screening at the GlobaLE festival.
On Saturday, the police in German Leipzig said that they are investigating the conflict that disrupted the screening of "Ukraine on fire" by the US film director Oliver Stone at the GlobaLE festival.
Stone's film was being screened for free on Thursday, when 15 minutes later, seven people began shouting, blocking the screen, running around, and playing drums.
A police spokesperson told Sputnik that the incident was being investigated and that after the conflict occurred, several people reported assaults against the police. The spokesperson added that protocols were drawn up over public order violations, and the perpetrators will be charged for administrative violations.
The police are determined to restore "the exact sequence of events" that occurred at the screening. The conflict had already started when they arrived, the official added.
Previous police reports said officers who arrived at the scene issued warnings, and the order was soon restored. Later, a festival organizer tried to talk to the audience, but a woman tried to snatch the microphone from him. People started to join the conflict and this is how the fight began.
Leipzig authorities stated they do not support the screening of Stone's film, voicing their support for Ukraine, but adding, however, that they respect the freedom of art even with "questionable content."
Censorship: Youtube deletes then restores as flagged a documentary on Ukraine
Following its active participation in censorship against Russian-state content on its platform, Youtube has gone a step further and removed a famous documentary made by award-winning producer Oliver Stone, entitled "Ukraine on Fire" back in march this year.
The documentary features executive producer Oliver Stone interviewing key figures around the 2014 events in Ukraine, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovich, and describes how Ukrainian ultranationalism came to prominence in the country. The documentary also sheds light on the US-engineered 2014 coup, according to social media activists.
The film's director, Igor Lopatonok, and a number of social media activists denounced Youtube's policy, with outlets later saying that Youtube merely flagged the content, but did not remove it.
Lopatonok then decided to upload the film on Rumble and Vimeo so that people would have free access to it.