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Friday, November 4, 2011

Protesters Against Social Cuts Clash With Police At Ukrainian Parliament - 4th Nov 2011

Some 2,000 protesters have clashed with police outside Ukraine's parliament, amid widespread discontent against planned cuts in state social benefits.

The protest was the second in as many days.

The protesters, who included veterans of the clean-up from the Chornobyl nuclear disaster and small-business owners, clashed with riot police who tried to hold them back.

The protesters were eventually forced away from the building by riot police. One police officer was knocked unconscious.

They broke down a metal security fence supposed to protect the building and tried to approach the building, shouting "Shame."

Some of the crowd then attempted to advance on the nearby residence of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, but were halted by a police line.

A police spokesman said three protesters were arrested. Read More