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Wall of Police Protects Building From Protesters in Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters faced off against police at a regional administration building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.
Image: A pro-Russian protester argues with riot policemen in Donetsk
A pro-Russian protester argues with Ukrainian riot police guarding the regional administration building in central Donetsk on Saturday. YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters

At least a thousand pro-Russian protesters marched from Lenin Square to the regional administration building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, calling for the return of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovich. The building, heavily guarded by police, has been the scene of regular demonstrations since Yanukovich's ouster and pro-Russian protesters have previously stormed the building.

Image: A pro-Russian protester waves a Russian flag in front of riot policemen in Donetsk
A pro-Russian protester waves a Russian flag in front of Ukrainian riot police guarding the regional administration building in central Donetsk.YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters
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Pro-Russian activists wave Russian flags during a rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Saturday.ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY / AFP - Getty Images
Image: Pro-Russian protesters push Ukrainian riot policemen guarding the regional administration building in central Donetsk
Pro-Russian protesters push Ukrainian riot police guarding the regional administration building in central Donetsk.YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters