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Ukraine protesters leave ministry after 'internecine' clash

Published on Jan 29, 2014 10:04 PM
 
Activists from the radical Spilna Sprava (Common Cause) leave the agriculture ministry building they had occupied for several days, following clashes with representatives of right wing Ukraine opposition party Svoboda (Freedom) in Kiev, on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014. Activists from a radical Ukrainian protest group on Wednesday vacated the agriculture ministry they had occupied for five days after clashes with other opposition protesters who demanded that they leave. -- PHOTO: AFP

KIEV (AFP) - Activists from a radical Ukrainian protest group on Wednesday vacated the agriculture ministry they had occupied for five days after clashes with other opposition protesters who demanded that they leave.

The Spilna Sprava (Common Cause) activists walked out of the agriculture ministry building after representatives of the more mainstream opposition urged them to leave it so as not to impede negotiations with the authorities about an amnesty, an Agence France-Presse correspondent said.

The group of several dozen Spilna Sprava activists were dressed in camouflage gear with their faces concealed behind balaclavas. Some carried shields, the reporter said.

They moved out after dozens of protesters representing the right-wing nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) party, which is in negotiations with the government, arrived at the building to push them out.

 
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