EuroMaidan rallies in Ukraine (Jan. 21-22 live updates)

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Jan. 22, 2014, 1:12 a.m. | Ukraine — by Kyiv Post

A relatively calm standoff was prevailing early in the evening of Jan. 21 between police and protesters.
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 Editor's Note: EuroMaidan participants and political opposition leaders held a Jan. 19 rally to protest new laws that restrict freedom of speech and peaceful protest. The rally turned violent between police and protesters with more than 100 people injured. The standoff is continuing.

EuroMaidan started Nov. 21 on Independence Square in opposition to Yanukovych's foreign policy U-turn away from the European Union in favor of Russia and has since broadened into calls for the president's resignations and a snap presidential election ahead of the scheduled 2015 vote.

The events can be followed on Twitter using hashtags #euromaidan and #євромайдан or on Facebook at or www.facebook/EuroMaidanPR

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