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Ukraine: Siege of City Hall begins

Ukraine, Kiev
December 11, 2013 at 08:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukraine: Siege of City Hall begins

Thousands of protesters at Kiev's City Hall stood firm against police and the treat of evacuation on Wednesday after 12 hours of a push by authorities to try to take back the city.

Police forces have been clearing areas of demonstrators over night, including a slow and gradual push to remove camps, barricades and crowds from Independence Square.

The administrative building has been occupied by protesters since the beginning of the country's unrest on November 21 when President Viktor Yanukovych suspended plans to sign an agreement with the European Union.

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Ukraine: Siege of City Hall begins

Thousands of protesters at Kiev's City Hall stood firm against police and the treat of evacuation on Wednesday after 12 hours of a push by authorities to try to take back the city.

Police forces have been clearing areas of demonstrators over night, including a slow and gradual push to remove camps, barricades and crowds from Independence Square.

The administrative building has been occupied by protesters since the beginning of the country's unrest on November 21 when President Viktor Yanukovych suspended plans to sign an agreement with the European Union.

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