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Anti-government rally in Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on February 23, 2009

About a thousand protesters have flocked to the streets of the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol, to rally against the government’s handling of the economy.

They called for the government’s resignation and new and fair elections.

“President Yushchenko, the government of Tymoshenko and the parliamentary majority consisting of oligarchs and NATO henchmen, who have shown that they are unable to get the country out of the crisis,”read a resolution of the rally participants. “Ukraine needs a total change of power, otherwise it will face famine, ruin and death.”

Many protesters headed to the city from other towns in Crimea to rally against growing unemployment and spiralling living costs.

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