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Ukraine protests: Clashes as thousands defy protest law in Kiev

Anti-government protesters and riot police in Ukraine have clashed on the sidelines of a rally in defiance of new laws aimed at curbing public protests.

Tens of thousands of pro-EU demonstrators gathered in Kiev's Independence Square to protest against the laws, which were passed on Thursday with a quick show of hands by MPs loyal to President Viktor Yanukovych.

The BBC's David Stern reports from Kiev.

  • 19 Jan 2014
  • From the section Europe
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