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    Maidan Battlefield: 2 rioters dead, 200+ policemen injured over 5 days of violence

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    Kiev mass riots timeline

    Leaders of the Ukrainian opposition have called on protesters in Kiev to refrain from violence - however the city's embattled center's remained ablaze overnight. There've been conflicting reports on the number of casualties, but the deaths of 2 protesters have been confirmed - both reportedly have bullet wounds. Authorities, however, have stressed that police are not equipped with live ammunition.

    Over 2 hundred police officers have been injured during the riots - more than 80 have been hospitalized. We asked a former British police officer with experience of crowd control to take us through the tactics used by Ukrainian authorities.


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