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    Web News - Unrest in Ukraine seen from the Web

    FRANCE 24 English

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    In this edition: online reports of the bloody clashes in Ukraine; web users rally round to give a little boy with autism a birthday to remember; and the Dude Perfect collective are back with a new trick shot video.

    Riot police in armored vehicles try to enter Independence Square, driving through barricades erected by protesters, who throw Molotov cocktails and fireworks to try and block them off. This footage from Kiev, Ukraine testifies to the violent and bloody clashes between security forces and protesters late Tuesday night and into the early hours of Wednesday morning after police stormed the main protest camp.
    Clashes that have left dozens dead, a number of online reports from people at the scene say police were firing rubber bullets and also live ammunition. Activists are also saying riot police were heavily backed by “Titushky”, civilians paid by the government, as they tried to regain control of the Square which has been occupied by protesters since November.
    And it seems the government has tried to justify its action taken by saying some of the protesters were armed. The Ministry of Internal Affairs posted this video online on Tuesday to support these claims. It shows several protesters fire rifles or pistols at police…
    While the authorities may claim opposition demonstrators are solely responsible for the recent violence, protesters say it was triggered by the riot police`s disproportionate use of force. Some officers like this one seized and held by protesters on Tuesday, have been feeling the wrath of citizens gathered around Independence Square…


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