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BBC: Ukraine unrest: Protesters in stand-off over EU deal

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Dec. 2, 2013, 11:05 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by BBC

Hundreds of activists spent the night in Independence Square while others were barricaded inside city hall.
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Demonstrators are blockading Ukrainian government buildings in Kiev, as they prepare for fresh protests demanding the resignation of the government.

Hundreds of activists spent the night in Independence Square while others were barricaded inside city hall.

The unrest was triggered in November by President Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a deal on closer EU ties.

Parliamentary speaker Vlodymyr Rybak said talks between the government and the opposition would be held on Dec. 2.

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