Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Ukraine protests: claims that police used live bullets as demonstrators die in clashes

From the Telegraph-

(An Orthodox priest tries to stop clash between protesters and the police in the center of Kiev)

A third person has died during overnight clashes between radical protesters and police in central Kiev, marking a serious escalation in the political crisis that has gripped Ukraine for more than two months.

Violence broke out when police attempted to dismantle a camp set up by protesters demanding the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych, using tear gas in their onslaught.

Doctors at the opposition headquarters on Independent Square reported that two protesters died of gunshot wounds - one almost certainly from a live round, the other from a plastic bullet - early on Wednesday morning, following a third night of violence on the capital's streets.

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