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Thousands Protest In Kyiv Against Price Hikes

Some of the 20,000 or so demonstrators who packed Independence Square in downtown Kyiv (epa) June 27, 2006 -- About 20,000 people demonstrated in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv today to protest against hikes in the prices of gas and electricity.

Protestors at the rally, which was organized by labor unions, also demanded that the government stop further increases. The government has warned Ukrainians to expect further increases in utility prices before the end of the year.

(UNIAN, Interfax-Ukraine)

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