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About 100 policemen hurt in clashed with rioters in Kiev - police

December 01, 2013, 20:43 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, December 01, (ITAR-TASS). About 100 policemen were hurt on Sunday in clashed with protesters in front of the building of the Ukrainian president’s administration in the centre of Kiev, the press service of the Kiev police department said.

“The policemen were hospitalized with various bodily injuries incurred by the protesters who used cocktail bombs and other objects,” the police said. “In line with the law on police, law enforcers used tear gas and flash bang grenades to stop riots.”

According to Petr Poroshenko, Ukraine’s former Foreign Minister and now a businessman and an opposition politician, about 500 young men “of the athletic build broke police cordons and imitated storming of the presidential administration” on Sunday. “They behaved aggressively: threw various objects, including stones and Molotov cocktails at the police.” Poroshenko said these people were provokers who had “nothing in common with the peaceful rally in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square).

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