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    Posted January 23, 2014 by
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Jon1001 shot these images of the protests that have caused tumult and led to at least four deaths in Kiev, Ukraine early Thursday morning. A truce was announced later on Thursday. 'What struck me is the “revolutionary situation”, meaning people with little in common - far right activists, Afghan veterans, college students, liberals, white-collar workers, football fans etc. – engaging in street battles. What unites them is the frustration with the blatant corruption of the current regime (previous regimes have also been very corrupt, but they made some attempt to hide it) - their ultimate aim is to overthrow the government, but that’s about all that unites them, some are anti-EU, others pro-EU. It is a worrying sign, because the opposition, Klitchko and Co. do not control this motley crew. What has also struck me is that I have not seen any signs of anti-Russian sentiment, no burning of Russian flags or pictures of Putin. The frustration, even hatred, is directed at [Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych] and his clique.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Protests on Hrushevsky street, Kiev, around midnight 22/23.01.2014.
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