Flowers and fury in tragedy-stricken Odessa
Published on May 4, 2014 1:24 AM
ODESSA (AFP) - Flowers, candles and photos of the dead pile up outside a charred building in the scenic Ukrainian port city of Odessa where anger simmers a day after brutal clashes claimed 42 lives.
Under a warm spring sun, several thousand gathered outside the blackened trade union building, where dozens perished in an inferno that marked the culmination of a day of confrontation.
"Yes, I'm Russian. I'm really Russian. Arrest me if you want. You can't stop me saying that these people were assassinated," screamed 53-year-old Elena Petrova at riot police, her eyes wide with rage.
The events leading up to the tragedy in Odessa, a well-known Black Sea city of more than one million people, are still not totally clear.
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