Ukraine protesters hold firm as U.S., EU step up diplomacy

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By Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - About 2,000 pro-Europe protesters huddled by braziers in their main tented camp in snowbound Kiev on Tuesday, in defiance of riot police who herded them away from government buildings overnight. Dozens of riot police removed barricades leading to the presidency, cabinet offices and parliament. But the demonstrators, who reject President Viktor Yanukovich's policy lurch towards Russia, have regrouped at Independence Square in central Kiev, where they have set up a makeshift tent village. Yanukovich is due to hold talks with three former Ukrainian presidents to try and find a basis for wider talks involving the opposition parties.