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You're reading: Several hundred ‘titushkis’ advance on protester barricades in Kyiv, but then retreat (live updates)
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A Kyiv Post journalist on the scene reported that at least 200 of the suspected “titushki,” the slang term for government-hired thugs, retreated by 1:30 p.m. to the Lva Tolstoho metro station and congregated near the McDonald’s restaurant near the metro entrance. The group was not armed and included men of various ages, as well as some women.

One woman told the Kyiv Post that the group is from Donetsk and came to Kyiv because “the city is a mess and we want to clean it up.” Some of the men were haggard-looking and missing teeth.

Another Kyiv Post journalist on the protesters’ side of the Kyiv City Hall barricades had a hard time getting to the front lines because protesters were massed to defend themselves against attack.

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