Police forcefully break up demonstration in Kiev

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Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 10:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 30 at 12:04 AM

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Ukraine's capital have forcefully broken up a large protest gathering in the central city, beating some demonstrators with truncheons.

Police moved in on the hundreds of demonstrators about 4:30 a.m. (0230 GMT) on Saturday, swinging clubs and using tear gas, according to a protest organizer, Sergei Milnichenko.

The demonstrators were the remains of a Friday protest that gathered some 10,000 people to call for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych in the wake of his refusal to sign a long-anticipated association agreement with the European Union.

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