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Ukraine’s opposition sets task to liberate detained in central Kiev

November 30, 2013, 11:56 UTC+3 (Adds details) ¶ KIEV

In the Independence Square remain about 300 police

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KIEV, November 30, (ITAR-TASS). In Kiev’s Shevchenko district police station remain 35 people, detained early morning in the Independence Square as the police pushed protesters from the square, Leader of opposing Batkivshchyna Party Arseniy Yatsenyuk told.

“Our main task is to get them all out, nobody should remain there,” he said.

Head of the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party Oleg Tyagnibok told reporters of the 5 television Channel four of the detained had been released. He did not specify if the four people had been in the Shevchenko district’s police station.

In the Independence Square remain about 300 police. Metal screens are installed around the square. The Berkut forces line up behind them. About 100 police are near Institutskaya Street and another 100 are near Kreshchatik. The exit from the underground crossing to Kreshchatik is blocked, about two dozen police are on guard there. The total of 20 buses with the police is in the area of the square. One of the police said: “We shall remain here until the order is back.” The man did not specify how much time that would require.

The podium, which the rally participants had used for speeches supporting the European integration, is dismantled.

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