At least 11 killed in Ukraine protests

At least 11 killed in Ukraine protests

At least 11 people, including four police officers, are reported to have been killed in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, in violent clashes between security forces and anti-government protestors.

It marks the most violent day of demonstrations since the protests against President Viktor Yanukovic began 3 months ago.

Clashes continued for several hours outside Parliament, with two police officers and three protestors dying from gunshot wounds.

A deadline set by the Interior Ministry for the protests to end has now passed, and security forces have warned they will restore order by any legal means.

Protesters armed with rocks and petrol bombs have clashes with riot police, who replied with water canons, stun grenades and rubber bullets.

The opposition claims live rounds were fired as well.

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