Riot police deploy near protest sites in Kyiv

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VIDEO: Riot police push back protesters in Kyiv

KIEV, Ukraine – Heavily armed riot troops broke into the offices of a top Ukrainian opposition party office in Kyiv and seized its servers Monday, the party said, as anti-government protests crippled the capital for yet another day.

Elsewhere police dismantled or blocked off several small protest tent camps that near key national government buildings in the city.

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Tensions also rose as a double cordon of helmeted, shield-holding police deployed in the street near Kyiv’s city administration building, which demonstrators had occupied and turned into a makeshift command post and dormitory.

The moves came a day after hundreds of thousands of demonstrators crammed into Kyiv, the biggest in three weeks of protests that started when Ukraine’s president backed away from signing a long -awaited pact to deepen ties with the 28-nation European…

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