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To recap, after President Yanukovych’s failure to sign the AA/DCFTA with the EU at the Vilnius summit on Friday, he returned to demonstrations in Kiev, which numbered perhaps ten thousand or so Friday night.

Early on Saturday morning (around 4am) it seems riot police attempted to clear a couple of hundred or so remaining demonstrators from the Euromaidan, and appear to have been over zealous in the use of force, with scores of demonstrators injured or arrested.

The reaction of the opposition was furious, with tens of thousands of demonstrators massing later on Saturday, and calling for the resignation of those responsible for ordering the use of force on demonstrators. The government’s reaction was a mixed one, initially blaming provocation by demonstrators, but later backing down, and offering an investigation.

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