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Pro-Russian Activists Storm Government Building in Ukraine

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Pro-Russian activists clash with supporters Kiev's new pro-West government as they storm the regional government building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday.SERGEY BOBOK / AFP - Getty Images

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Pro-Russian activists clashed with supporters of Kiev's new pro-West government as they stormed a regional government building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. Dozens were hurt when the protest in eastern Ukraine turned violent, with demonstrators trying to storm the building, an AFP reporter said. Some 20,000 joined the protest against Kiev's new government after the ouster of Kremlin-backed leader Viktor Yanukovych, and later around 300 launched the assault on the building. Stones and stun grenades were thrown though it was unclear by whom.

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 Pro-Russian activists clash with supporters Kiev's new pro-West government as they storm the regional government building in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Saturday. SERGEY BOBOK / AFP - Getty Images
 A wounded pro-Western activist tends to his injuries after clashes with pro-Russia activists at a regional government building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Olga Ivashchenko / AP

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