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Ukraine: Police hold square after forcing out protesters

Ukraine, Kiev
November 30, 2013 at 04:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Police hold square after forcing out protesters

Thousands of protesters were driven away by security forces from Kiev's Independence Square Friday evening, just hours after police fired tear gas as protests turned violent on their eighth day. Protesters expressed dissent over the Ukrainian government's decision not to enter into an association agreement with the European Union.

According to eyewitness reports, police used tear gas and baton charges to break up demonstrations, causing several injuries and detaining groups of protesters who were loaded aboard city buses.

Ukraine has experienced a week of ongoing protests, with some in favour of integration with the EU and others opposed to it. Thousands have gathered in Kiev's Independence Square throughout the week.

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Ukraine: Police hold square after forcing out protesters

Thousands of protesters were driven away by security forces from Kiev's Independence Square Friday evening, just hours after police fired tear gas as protests turned violent on their eighth day. Protesters expressed dissent over the Ukrainian government's decision not to enter into an association agreement with the European Union.

According to eyewitness reports, police used tear gas and baton charges to break up demonstrations, causing several injuries and detaining groups of protesters who were loaded aboard city buses.

Ukraine has experienced a week of ongoing protests, with some in favour of integration with the EU and others opposed to it. Thousands have gathered in Kiev's Independence Square throughout the week.

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