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    Posted February 19, 2014 by
    ccollison
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    Trade Union Building, Kiev, Ukraine
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Ukraine unrest

    ccollison and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Ukraine crisis as it unfolds
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    Protesters, police continue standoff in Kiev

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     American Chris Collison has been working as an assisting editor for a small TV channel in Kiev, Ukraine, for the past two years. He has been documenting the protests through photographs and reports on his blog Leave The West Behind since the unrest began back in November. These photos were taken on February 19, 2014, in the late afternoon.
    - Verybecoming, CNN iReport producer

    Black smoked rose from Kiev throughout the day on Wednesday as protesters and riot police held their positions following a night of violent clashes.

     

    Protesters broke up bricks that lined the streets to use as projectiles in ancitipation of more violence.

     

    Smoke still billowed from the Trade Union building, which had been set ablaze the night before.

     

    Music played from the stage and oppositoin leaders including Svoboda Party leader Oleh Tyahnybok railed against the government.

     

    Police throughout the city searched cars while reports continued of roving bands of thugs known as Titushki.

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