Berkut attacks protesters near Ukrainian House

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July 4, 2012, 11 a.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Berkut special police officers ner Ukrainian House on European Square in Kyiv
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Another scuffle has occurred between Berkut special police officers and the participants of the rally to protect Ukrainian language near the central entrance of the Ukrainian House on European Square in Kyiv.

According to an Interfax-Ukraine reporter, the police officers started pushing the protesters from the main entrance of the building, while the protesters resisted.

Protesters threw plastic bottles into the police officers and chanted "Gang Go Away!" Tear gas might have been sprayed in the crowd, as some people were rubbing their eyes.

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