Ukrainians stage mass rally against Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe




 
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Ukrainians stage mass rally against Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe
 
December 2nd, 2013  
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Ukrainians stage mass rally against Yanukovich's U-turn on Europe
By Natalia Zinets and Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leaders called on Sunday for President Viktor Yanukovich and his government to resign at a huge pro-Europe rally of about 350,000 people, marred by violent clashes between protesters and riot police. In the biggest protest in the capital Kiev since the "Orange Revolution" of nine years ago, opposition leaders denounced Yanukovich for walking away from a pact offered by the European Union and swinging trade policy back toward Russia. "They stole the dream," heavyweight boxer-turned-opposition politician Vitaly Klitschko told crowds on Independence Square.

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