Smoke rises near the parliament building in Kiev as activists of radical Ukrainian parties, including the Ukrainian nationalist party Svoboda (Freedom), clash with police officers on August 31, 2015. At least 20 were wounded in clashes outside parliament in Kiev after lawmakers gave initial approval to constitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. A loud blast was heard outside parliament shortly after the bill was passed, an AFP journalist said. Ukrainian interior ministry advisor and top lawmaker Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook that attackers threw a hand grenade at National Guard troops guarding the building in what he called an "act of provocation."
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