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Protesters storm governors' offices across west Ukraine

Published on Jan 24, 2014 4:57 AM

LVIV (AFP) - Thousands of protesters on Thursday stormed the offices of governors in several regions of western Ukraine, in a new wave of anti-government anger in the provinces.

Governors of Ukrainian regions are appointed by President Viktor Yanukovych and have now become targets of protesters in the west of the country which is strongly pro-opposition.

Around one thousand protesters held a demonstration outside the offices of Lviv region governor Oleg Salo, shouting "revolution" and calling for his resignation.

They pushed past the guards and stormed the building and went through its corridors in search of Mr Salo, an AFP correspondent in the regional capital Lviv said.

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