Opposition leaders call for people to join self-defense teams to protect EuroMaidan

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Feb. 09, 2014 15:41
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Several thousand people rally in Kyiv on Feb. 9, the 12th consecutive Sunday rally in the anti-government EuroMaidan demonstrations that began on Nov. 21.
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 Editor's Note: Anti-government EuroMaidan demonstrations began in Ukraine on Nov. 21, triggered by President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to abandon closer ties with the European Union in favor of Russia, which in December offered him a $15 billion bailout and 33 percent discount on imported natural gas. The demonstrations turned deadly on Jan. 22, when at least three protesters were killed by gunshots during a police assault on the crowd. The standoff remains on Independence Square in Kyiv and also on Hrushevskoho Street near Dynamo Stadium. The protests have also spread to many parts of the nation.

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