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Ukraine opposition: Riot police stormed our office

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published December 9, 2013 at 7:53 a.m. Updated December 9, 2013 at 11:05 a.m.

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Ukrainian lawmaker and chairman of the opposition party Udar (Punch), WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko surrounded by police trying to stop the possible collisions between police and Pro-European Union activists in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.

KIEV, Ukraine — A top Ukrainian opposition party says heavily armed riot police have stormed its office in downtown Kiev. The move comes as the Ukrainian capital has been crippled by anti-government protests.

Ostap Semerak said troops broke into the Fatherland Party's offices Monday evening. He said some troops were walking along its corridors while others were climbing in through the windows. He called the situation "insane."

The action came after Kiev was flooded with hundreds of riot police in full gear. Some police surrounded opposition tents erected outside government buildings and began dismantling the barricades blocking people from city offices.

President Viktor Yanukovych has faced three weeks of protests after his decision to freeze ties with the European Union and align himself with Russia.

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