One death reported as public outrage spreads throughout Ukraine with takeovers of government buildings (UPDATE)

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Feb. 19, 2014, 10:35 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Mark Rachkevych

Anti-government protesters burn documents in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18, 2014. Anti-government protesters in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18 seized the regional administration building and police headquarters as clashes raged in Kiev, an AFP correspondent at the scene said. Some 500 demonstrators stormed the regional administration after bombarding it with stones before taking the control of the local police headquarters in the largely pro-EU city. AFP PHOTO / YURIY DYACHYSHYN

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As Ukraine’s KGB-successor agency announced the start of a nationwide “anti-terrorist" operation in coordination with other law enforcement and defense bodies, the public’s ire with President Viktor Yanukovych become visible in western Ukraine once again. 

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