The anti-government protests have reached fever pitch as at least 14 people have died since the government attempted to break up the protests by force on Tuesday.
The Russian-backed government forces are trying to enter Independence Square, aka Maidan, where activists have been camping out and protesting en masse since early December. They have encountered fierce resistance.
The Interpreter reports that the footage above is filmed from the ground, right behind police lines, and shows “the initial police assault on the Maidan protests.” Fierce clashes follow.
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