Protesters and riot police Berkut against them around Ukrainian parliament

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On February 18, a new set of clashes between protesters and the police erupted on Shovkovychna Str. after the police blocked access to the Verkhovna Rada building of Parliament to the protesters and started throwing grenades and shooting rubber projectiles. On February 18 the issue of returning to the 2004 Constitution was supposed to be raised on the Verkhovna Rada session. Euromaidan activists went to the Verkhovna building to support democratic changes in Ukraine’s legislature, but instead got attacked by the police.

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