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Protesters try to storm Verkhovna Rada building

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Sept. 23, 2011, 3:12 a.m. | Ukraine — by Yuriy Onyshkiv

Emergency workers who fought the blaze at the Chornobyl nuclear reactor and veterans of the 1979-89 Soviet-Afghan war break a police cordon near parliament in a Sept. 20 rally against Ukrainian authorities’ attempts to cut social benefits. Hundreds of Ukrainians, mostly veterans of the 1979-89 Soviet Afghan war, tried to storm into the Verkhovna Rada’s headquarters in Kyiv and scuffled with police. Lawmakers delayed action on the cuts in government benefits.
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Yuriy Onyshkiv

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