Kiev protesters take back city center

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to protest Kiev's decision to build closer ties with Russia over the EU.
By Justin Salhani   |   Dec. 11, 2013 at 6:53 AM   |   0 comments

Dec. 11 (UPI) --Ukrainian activists filled central Kiev Wednesday, after an overnight police raid left dozens injured.

The protesters clashed with police Tuesday night near city hall where the group has been demonstrating for the last 10 days.

“After today’s development, the authorities lost the chance to speak to us in a civilized way,” said opposition leader Vitali Klitschko, addressing the crowd. “I address all people of Kiev: please come here -- only together can we defend our rights.”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry expressed disgust at the crackdown.

[Business Week]

[Telegraph]

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