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Protesters put Russian flag on Donetsk region admin headquoters

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March 1, 2014, 5:10 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters wave a Russian flag during a rally in the industrial Ukrainian city of Donetsk on March 1, 2014.
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An anti-Maidan rally in Donetsk on Saturday resulted in the Ukrainian flag on the regional administration headquarters being replaced by a Russian tricolor and the commander of the "Donbass People's Militia," Pavlo Hubarev, being elected regional governor.

An Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported from the scene that the square in front of the administration building was filled with people, many of whom were holding Russian flags.

Hubarev called for a tent camp to be put up on the square. 

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