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CNN: Protesters rally against Ukraine's proposed languages bill

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July 15, 2012, 9:51 a.m. |

An activist of Ukraine's opposition party and riot police face off during protests against the language bill during a rally in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, July 5, 2012. About 1,000 opposition activists were rallying in the capital of Ukraine on Thursday to protest legislation upgrading the status of the Russian language. The Ukrainian parliament passed the bill Tuesday that would allow the use of Russian in courts, education and other government institutions in Russian-speaking regions of the country. The inscription on the strip, 'My language is my freedom'
© AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky

Several dozen protesters picketed a cultural center in Kiev, Ukraine, on Saturday as part of continued demonstrations against a controversial regional languages bill.

At least 12 people have joined a hunger strike over the past two weeks in protest of the bill, introduced in May by the ruling Party of Regions.

One student was hospitalized Saturday in life-threatening condition after seven days on hunger strike, according to Kiev Mohilyan Academy, where the young woman studies. In total, four protesters have been admitted to clinics for treatment over the past three days, Ukraine's health ministry and the protest movement said.

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kpxoxol July 15, 2012, 7:47 p.m.    

"Several dozen protesters picketed a cultural center in Kie" ... to crap their soiled pants in a city of 2,765,500 citizen.

What a NON NEWS, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D

The opposition shot themselves in the foot and the convicted criminal thief Tymoshenko (Tymoshenko on language law: Yanukovych declared war on whole nation) again proved that she is full of crap. LOL :D

The orange losers who make funny noises on the streets are PITIFUL AND INSIGNIFICANT MINORITY, heh, heh, heh :D

"Director of the Kyiv-based Center for Political and Conflict Studies Mykhailo Pohrebynsky said at a press conference on Friday that about 20% of Ukrainians support the position of "ousting the Russian language from official use" in Ukraine.

"All that the opposition is currently doing is defending the position of a minority of Ukrainian citizens, while a majority calls for raising the status of the Russian language. All this hysteria, hunger strikes and so forth are the result of this, and I think this is an example of totalitarian thinking," the analyst said."

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Olexander Kravets July 17, 2012, 6:05 p.m.    

Get lost you hater! Who is paying you? You miserable son of a gun! Ukraine is free! And nothing you and provocatures like you do or say will change that

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Dirk July 17, 2012, 3:14 a.m.    

Russian swine out of Ukraine!! Go play in Chechnya.

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