August 31, 2015


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Ukrainian rally erupts into chaos

Pro-EU protesters demand resignations

Protesters clash with police at the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters dig for stones during clashes with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
A protester uses a chain as he and others clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Protesters shout as they clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Demonstrators dance and play drums during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. (Ivan Sekretarev /  The Associated Press)
Lawmaker and chairman of the Ukrainian opposition party Udar (Punch), WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (right), is flanked by Polish politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski as they march during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Protesters use an excavator during clashes with police at the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Women attend a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Demonstrators wave flags as they gather during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (CP)
A Femen activist stands on a poster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych during a protest against the President outside the Ukrainian embassy, in Paris, Sunday. The protest was in response to President Viktor Yanukovych backing away from an agreement that would have established free trade and deepened political cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. He justified the decision by saying that Ukraine could not afford to break trade ties with Russia.  (Thibault Camus / The Associated Press)
Protesters clash with police at Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters clash with police at the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.  (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters throw stones as they clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday.  (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
A flare is ignited as protesters clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades. (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Police block the path of protesters in front of the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. Riot police in Ukraine's capital have used tear gas, truncheons and flash grenades to push back protesters who tried to storm the presidential administration building. (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
A protester holds up a stone as they clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving. (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Police medics help a bleeding protester after riot police cleared a street leading to presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital, defying a new government ban on protests on Independence Square. (Sergei Chuzavkov / The Associated Press)
Protesters clash with police at the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters dig for stones during clashes with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
A protester uses a chain as he and others clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Protesters shout as they clash with police outside of the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Demonstrators dance and play drums during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Ivan Sekretarev / The Associated Press)
Lawmaker and chairman of the Ukrainian opposition party Udar (Punch), WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko (right), is flanked by Polish politician Jaroslaw Kaczynski as they march during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Protesters use an excavator during clashes with police at the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Women attend a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Demonstrators wave flags as they gather during a rally in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (CP)
A Femen activist stands on a poster of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych during a protest against the President outside the Ukrainian embassy, in Paris, Sunday. The protest was in response to President Viktor Yanukovych backing away from an agreement that would have established free trade and deepened political cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. He justified the decision by saying that Ukraine could not afford to break trade ties with Russia. - (Thibault Camus / The Associated Press)
Protesters clash with police at Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters clash with police at the presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. As many as 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union. - (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
Protesters throw stones as they clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
A flare is ignited as protesters clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Police block the path of protesters in front of the Presidential office in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. Riot police in Ukraine's capital have used tear gas, truncheons and flash grenades to push back protesters who tried to storm the presidential administration building. - (Efrem Lukatsky / The Associated Press)
A protester holds up a stone as they clash with police outside the presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital on Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving. - (Sergei Grits / The Associated Press)
Police medics help a bleeding protester after riot police cleared a street leading to presidential administration building in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday. More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital, defying a new government ban on protests on Independence Square. - (Sergei Chuzavkov / The Associated Press)

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