Police Clash with Protesters in Ukraine, One Feared Dead

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) - New clashes broke out on Wednesday in the Ukrainian capital Kiev between police and protesters demanding the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich and demonstrators said one of the crowd had been shot dead.

The protesters said the demonstrator had died of gunshot wounds during the clashes.

This was not immediately confirmed by the Ukrainian authorities, but a Reuters cameraman was shown the body of a man identified as a protester who had gunshot wounds, Reuters reported.

The witnesses said police had tried to dismantle a protest camp set up by demonstrators angered by Yanukovich's decision to shun a trade pact with the European Union. Police fired teargas and the protesters threw petrol bombs.

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