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Protest Erupts Outside Ukrainian Parliament

Demonstrators have clashed with police outside the Ukrainian parliament during a raucous protest that prompted the legislature to go into recess. Some of the protesters tried to push past police and enter parliament during the demonstration on October 14. The approximately 500 protesters were demanding the Verkhovna Rada include on its agenda a draft law recognizing controversial World War II-era guerrilla resistance groups -- the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) -- as national heroes.

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Ukraine -- during radicals fight fith police near Ukrainian parliament on Pokrova UPA holiday, Kyiv, 14Oct2014
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Ukraine -- during radicals fight fith police near Ukrainian parliament on Pokrova UPA holiday, Kyiv, 14Oct2014

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