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Outrage at Dec. 25 beating of Tetyana Chornovol

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Dec. 25, 2013, 1:21 p.m. | Photo — by Anastasia Vlasova
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A few hundred demonstrators protested outside the Interior Ministry on Dec. 25, demanding that police solve the brutal beating earlier in the day of journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol.
© Anastasia Vlasova

Anastasia Vlasova

The brutal Dec. 25 attack and beating of journalist and civic activist Tetyana Chornovol has enraged politicians and the public. Chornovil was driving in a village near Kyiv Oblast, reportedly looking to take a break from the EuroMaidan demonstrations in which she has been a constant presence, when men stopped her vehicle and started beating her. They left, leaving passersby to call police. She remains hospitalized. 

 Dozens of people picked outside the Interior Ministry. The opposition Batkivshchyna Party called on Interior Minister Vitaliy Zakharchenko and said the attack is part of a coordinated on by President Viktor Yanukovych's administration to silence and intimidate critics.

 "The regime went on the offensive. During the last days, three cars belonging to the opposition were burned and civil society activists in Kharkiv activist attacked, now beating Chornovol - all this shows that the government, reeling under the pressure of EuroMaidan demonstrations and not being able to stop popular protests on the path of provocation, using criminal methods," the opposition Batkivshchyna Party said in a statement. 

 Chornovol's journalistic investigations put the spotlight on numerous top officials, including Yanukovych and Zakharchenko.

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