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Anti-government protesters clash with police on Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Anti-government protesters clash with police on Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 19, 2014.Alexander Koerner—Getty Images
Anti-government protesters clash with police on Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 19, 2014.
Ukrainian riot police stand in front of a fire ring around Independence Square during the continuing protest in downtown Kiev, on Feb. 19, 2014.
Monuments to Kiev's founders burn as anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Kiev's Independence Square, Feb. 18, 2014.
Antigovernment protesters clash with riot police at the Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev, on Jan. 18, 2014
Anti-government demonstrators stand on barricades during clashes with riot police, Feb. 18, 2014.
Anti-government demonstrators stand among the smoke of burning barricades during clashes with riot police in Kiev, February 18, 2014.
Anti-government demonstrators clash with riot police, Feb. 18, 2014.
Policemen run amid flames during clashes with anti-government protesters in front of the Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
Protesters are ready to storm Kiev city hall as Maidan self-defence activists guard the building to prevent it during their confrontation in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
An anti-government protester is engulfed in flames while running from the scene during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
An anti-government protester finds cover during clashes with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
An anti-government protester holds a Molotov cocktail during clashes with Interior Ministry members in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
Protesters take over the main office of the ruling Ukrainian 'Party of Regions' political party in downtown Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
Interior Ministry members injured during clashes with anti-government protesters are escorted by colleagues in Kiev, on Feb. 18, 2014.
An Interior Ministry member, who was injured during clashes with anti-government protesters, receives medical treatment as he lies on a stretcher in Kiev February 18, 2014.
Anti-government protesters clash with police on Independence Square in Kiev on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Ukraine's Protesters Face Violent Crackdown in Kiev

Feb 18, 2014

A new round of violence broke out in Kiev on Tuesday as anti-government protesters clashed with police outside Ukraine's parliament and the nearby headquarters of President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling party. Opposition medics told AFP at least three protesters were killed and more than 150 were injured, including dozens of police officers. The body count has gone up to at least nine reported deaths. The flare-up comes about three months after demonstrations began when Yanukovych spurned a long-anticipated E.U. association deal in favor of closer ties with Russia. The opposition continues to demand a new government headed by its leaders and sweeping reforms that put Ukraine back on its path toward greater integration with the E.U.

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