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Fiery Clashes Erupt as Ukraine Clamps Down on Protest Camp
Tensions flared Thursday as protesters camped on Kiev's Independence Square clashed with city workers who tried to clear away their tents.
Maidan self-defense activists clash with fighters from the Kiev-1 volunteer battalion on Independence Square in Kiev on August 7, 2014. Kiev's municipal services protected with the servicemen tried to remove tents from the city's central Independence Square, also known as Maidan, and free Khreshchatyk Street for the traffic. Several hundred Maidan activists still live in the tent camp set in the center of the Ukrainian capital that upsets the vast majority of the local residents. SERGEI SUPINSKY / AFP - Getty Images