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Sniper Fire In Independence Square In Kiev

20 February 2014

Police are firing live rounds at protesters near Independence Square in Kiev after being "caught off guard".

A "new front line" had emerged around 100 metres from the main square, after protesters pushed their way up a nearby street.

It caused police to "scurry away" to the top of the street, before launching a counter attack.

He said: "Police are hitting back and are shooting -- probably not at random -- but they are shooting with live rounds at the protesters.
"The police seem to have been caught off guard and they're reacting very aggressively and basically just shooting people.

"I've seen at least a dozen people pulled out injured. It's unclear whether there have been any fatalities.

"I do think this is going to be a fairly bloody day."

He added that police have weapons "of every denomination".

"There was, for

Added: Feb-20-2014 Occurred On: Feb-20-2014
By: stancro11
Regional News
Tags: Sniper, Fire, Kiev, Ukraine
Location: Kiev, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine (load item map)
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