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Official: Both police, protesters used tear gas in clashes near Ukrainian House in Kyiv

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July 4, 2012, 12:27 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Preliminary findings indicate that both protesters and police used tear gas during a demonstration in central Kyiv against the adoption of the bill on the state language policy, the Kyiv city police said.
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Preliminary findings indicate that both protesters and police used tear gas during a demonstration in central Kyiv against the adoption of the bill on the state language policy, the Kyiv city police said.

"Preliminary findings indicate that tear gas was used by both sides," it said.

Protesters splashed water on members of the Berkut special police task force and pelted them with bottles. Police do not have any reports of anyone being injured in the clashes.

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Charles Spencer July 4, 2012, 12:55 p.m.    

Praise to these protesters...for what is this all about.....the official language of a Country called the Ukraine. It is only right and proper that the citizens of this country use their own language, and not of that of a suppressor of their country for many a year...in the name of RUSSIA.If people wish to only speak Russian...then go back to Russia....you are either a UKRAINE or a RUSSIAN.IF you think of yourself has a Russian....you are a foreigner in the UKRAINE, and where is your VISA etc.

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