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    Posted March 21, 2014 by
    Donetsk, Ukraine
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Ukraine unrest

    ardaaltuntas and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Ukraine crisis as it unfolds
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    Occupy in Donetsk


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Documentary photographer ardaaltuntas photographed pro-Russian demonstrators in Donetsk, Ukraine, on March 3. He says after the crisis in Crimea started in late February, pro-Russian demonstrators started rallying everyday in the area. He says the demonstrations were peaceful and there were no clashes with the riot police. But he explains that demonstrators didn't let workers out of occupied buildings, and told them to go back inside and continue to work.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Pro-Russian protesters gathered in front of the regional administration building of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine major city, on 3rd of March 2014. Pro-Russian protesters led by Pavel Gubarev declared himself the “People’s Governor” who was arrested on 6th of March, occupied the building and waved Russian flags. Pro-Russian protestors requested referendum for Donbas region, and said "Government of Kiev is illegal".

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