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Anti-government rally turns violent in Ukraine’s capital

Anti-government rally turns violent in Ukraine’s capital

PanARMENIAN.Net - An anti-government rally turned violent in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Sunday, Jan 19, as protesters attacked riot police with smoke pellets and officers used truncheons and tear gas against the crowd, according to RIA Novosti.

The protesters tried to break through police cordons and buses blocking entry to a street where the Cabinet of Ministers is headquartered.

The opposition rally, attended by about 10,000, according to police estimates, began in Ukraine’s Independence Square on Sunday afternoon.

About an hour later, about 500 activists wearing helmets and gas masks approached a police cordon in downtown Kyiv and attempted to break through police lines towards the government building, RIA Novosti said.

The young people started throwing firecrackers and smoke pellets at officers and hit them with sticks. Police, in their turn, used truncheons and tear gas. A group of young men set a police bus on fire. A dozen more buses carrying riot police, as well as water cannon and several ambulances, were seen approaching the area, according to the report.

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