The Battle in Kiev: Two Killed in Ukraine Protest

Anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine took a deadly turn yesterday, with at least two protesters killed by gunshots. Government forces appear to be doubling down on recently passed anti-protest legislation -- increasing the level of response, even sending ominous area-wide text messages to protesters informing them, "You are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance." The pro-European demonstrators also increased their attacks on riot police in Kiev, bringing in a homemade trebuchet, fireworks, and crates full of Molotov cocktails. Also, see earlier entry: Renewed Protest in Ukraine.

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