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Ukraine: Kiev braces itself for day of protest01:18

Ukraine: Kiev braces itself for day of protest

Ukraine, Kiev
November 25, 2013 at 07:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Kiev braces itself for day of protest

Demonstrators began gathering in central Kiev early Monday morning following a night of violent protests against the government's decision to delay an association agreement with the European Union. Protesters have set up camp in the Ukrainian capital's European Square, with demonstrations expected to continue there and at Independence Square, and in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building.

The police have built a cordon at Independence Square to minimize the size of the rally area, with a heavy police presence also seen outside the Cabinet of Ministers.

Demonstrators have gathered in Kiev over the last few days following the government's Thursday decision to suspend talks over a free trade and political association pact with the EU.

Opposition leaders have joined the protests, thought to be the largest since the 2004 Orange Revolution, with over 100,000 people hitting the streets of Kiev over the weekend.

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Ukraine: Kiev braces itself for day of protest

Demonstrators began gathering in central Kiev early Monday morning following a night of violent protests against the government's decision to delay an association agreement with the European Union. Protesters have set up camp in the Ukrainian capital's European Square, with demonstrations expected to continue there and at Independence Square, and in front of the Cabinet of Ministers building.

The police have built a cordon at Independence Square to minimize the size of the rally area, with a heavy police presence also seen outside the Cabinet of Ministers.

Demonstrators have gathered in Kiev over the last few days following the government's Thursday decision to suspend talks over a free trade and political association pact with the EU.

Opposition leaders have joined the protests, thought to be the largest since the 2004 Orange Revolution, with over 100,000 people hitting the streets of Kiev over the weekend.

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