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Protesters in Donetsk seize state administration building

April 06, 2014, 17:29 UTC+3 DONETSK
Earlier on Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered in Donetsk’s central Lenin Square in voice their support to the officers of the Berkut riot police who had been detained by the security services
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DONETSK, April 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Protesters in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk have seized the building of the regional state administration. The police are preparing to use a water cannon.

Earlier on Sunday, about 2,000 people gathered in Donetsk’s central Lenin Square in voice their support to the officers of the Berkut riot police who had been detained by the Ukrainian security services on suspicion of manslaughter during the confrontation in Kiev. The current authorities, according to the protesters, were trying to “play a card of repression against dissidents.”

Participants in the rally chanted slogans holding Russian flags, St. George Ribbons and flags of pro-Russian public organizations in their hands.

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