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Ukrainians rally against new protest law
CNN, by Victoria Butenko*

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Posted By:hoosier observer, 1/19/2014 7:57:38 PM

Kiev, Ukraine - Demonstrators packed Kiev´s Independence Square in freezing temperatures on Sunday, rallying in defiance of new laws that set limitations on the right to protest.Protesters and police accused each other of attacks during the large demonstration, which stretched into the early morning hours. Ukraine´s Interior Ministry said protesters, wearing masks and helmets, used flares, tear gas, baseball bats and stones in clashes with police, breaking doors and windows on police buses and trying to take over government buildings. Video from the scene showed protesters and police squaring off,

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*w/ Laura Smith-Spark.

More coverage including video and pictures is available at:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/maxseddon/protest-against-dictatorship-in-ukraine-turns-violent

Please place multiple author as shown if name is cut off. And, use dateline when given. LCom Staff.

      


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Ukrainians rally against new protest law
CNN, by Victoria Butenko*    Original Article
Posted By: hoosier observer- 1/19/2014 7:57:38 PM     Post Reply
Kiev, Ukraine - Demonstrators packed Kiev´s Independence Square in freezing temperatures on Sunday, rallying in defiance of new laws that set limitations on the right to protest.Protesters and police accused each other of attacks during the large demonstration, which stretched into the early morning hours. Ukraine´s Interior Ministry said protesters, wearing masks and helmets, used flares, tear gas, baseball bats and stones in clashes with police, breaking doors and windows on police buses and trying to take over government buildings. Video from the scene showed protesters and police squaring off,

   

 

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Posted By: hoosier observer- 12/30/2013 5:26:37 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: hoosier observer- 12/6/2012 3:49:14 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: hoosier observer- 11/28/2012 1:07:38 PM     Post Reply
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