Police charge protesters in Ukraine’s bloodiest day: At least 21 people dead, many by gunshot
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian riot police charged protesters occupying a central Kiev square early on Wednesday after the bloodiest day since the former Soviet republic, caught in a geopolitical struggle between Russia and the West, won its independence.
Police battled their way into Independence Square — center of three months of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich — but demonstrators, some armed with clubs and wearing helmets and body armour, tried to stand their ground.
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