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23.11.2012

Maidan 2012: scuffles between riot police and demonstrators

   

During a mass rally on Maidan Nezalezhnosti [Independence Square] to mark the eighth anniversary of the Orange Revolution some activists tried to carry a tent from the Central Post Office to the Independence Monument. Around 100 Berkut riot police blocked the road, with this resulting in a scuffle and the activists trying to break through the police cordon.

As of 20.00 at least five activists had been detained, including one Russian national, photographer Yury Barabash. 

Report from Ukrainska Pravda, photo: UNIAN

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