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Global Journalist
6:30 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

What's behind the street protests in Ukraine?

A protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.
Credit Efrem Lukatsky / Associated Press

For over two months, demonstrators have gathered in Kiev’s central Independence Square to voice their frustration with the government. What began as a peaceful rally in support of Ukrainian integration into the EU intensified following a brutal police crackdown. 
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