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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 05:23 AM

Ukraine opposition calls new rally after baton-wielding police attack 1,000 protesters

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Ukraine opposition calls new rally after baton-wielding police attack 1,000 protesters
By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, December 1, 2013 1:53 EST

The Ukrainian opposition hopes to muster tens of thousands of demonstrators on Sunday and give new momentum to demands for President Viktor Yanukovych to step down amid a row over ties with the European Union.

Three main opposition parties said they were establishing “a national resistance task force” after riot police brutally dispersed a rally of opposition supporters and wounded several dozen on Saturday.

The rally was broken up by baton-wielding police who attacked about 1,000 protesters on Independence Square in the capital Kiev in the early hours of Saturday morning.

About 10,000 people had gathered in central Kiev on Friday night calling for Yanukovych’s dismissal after the president refused to sign a key political and free trade agreement with the EU.

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