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Two feared dead as police clash with protesters in Ukraine

Published on Jan 22, 2014 4:23 PM
 
Pro-European protesters take cover behind a burnt bus during clashes with riot police in Kiev, on Jan 22, 2014. Two demonstrators were on Wendesday, Jan 22, 2014, reported killed in new anti-government unrest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, inflaming protesters who confronted police shouting "murderers" and "glory to Ukraine". -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (REUTERS) - Two demonstrators were on Wendesday reported killed in new anti-government unrest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, inflaming protesters who confronted police shouting "murderers" and "glory to Ukraine".

Reports spread that a man had been shot dead by a police sniper overnight and that another demonstrator had fallen to his death atop the Dynamo football stadium, scene of the clashes in central Kiev.

A Reuters cameraman was shown the body of a man identified as a protester who had gunshot wounds to the head but police denied that they had used any firearms in repelling protesters.

As snow fell, riot police staged a baton-charge to push back protesters and seized canisters of harmful chemicals which they said the demonstrators had been readying to use against them.

 
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