Earlier this month, hundreds took to the streets of Vradiyivka, 300 kilometers south of Kyiv, after the 29-year-shop assistant said she was beaten and raped by two policemen. Angered by a suspected cover-up, locals tried to storm a police station.
Many of the protesters in Kyiv had traveled on foot from Vradiyivka, using their march to the Ukrainian capital to highlight rampant and unpunished abuse in the country's police force.
The government has since sacked the regional prosecutor as well as the heads of the regional and town police. The two alleged rapists have been arrested.