Police in Kiev use water cannon and tear-gas against stone-throwing demonstrators defying anti-protest legislation.
Last updated: 20 Jan 2014
Thousands of anti-government demonstrators have clashed for hours with riot police in Ukraine’s capital, attacking officers with sticks, stones and flares after new laws were passed to stifle protests.
The riots, some of the most violent Kiev has seen in recent times, were continuing well into the early hours of Monday morning.
They have further raised the stakes in the almost two-month standoff between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych which has seen protesters seize control of the main city square in Kiev
Read more: aljazeera.com