Tear Gas, Flash Grenades Unleashed on Ukrainian Demonstrators

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Ukrainian demonstrators continued to rally in Kiev on Sunday, challenging a new government ban on protests in the city’s Independence Square.

More than 300,000 people congregated on the capital city’s central square, decrying President Viktor Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a free-trade agreement with the E.U. Police used tear gas, flash grenades and truncheons to contain a few thousand people who attempted to attack the presidential administration building, the Associated Press reports.

Kiev’s police chief resigned in protest of police using “excessive force,” CNN reportsBoxing professional Vitali Klitschko, a leader in the opposition Udar party, condemned the protesters’ attempt to storm the President’s office and called for more peaceful demonstrations.

The crowd is the largest since protests first began more than a week ago. Yanukovych was expected to sign the agreement as part of a strategy to strengthen ties with other European countries, but the President backed off and said he…

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