Ukraine enacts new anti-protest law

Jan 17, 2014, 3:32 PM EST
A large crowd of pro-government demonstrators gathers for a rally on December 14, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Supporters of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich hustled a sweeping law through parliament on Thursday in an attempt to curb anti-government protests, sparking an outcry from the opposition and raising tensions on the streets. Yanukovich signed it promptly on Friday.

 

Background:

Defying west, president signs new law [Reuters]

Viktor Yanukovych’s government still faces protests [The Economist]

Orange Revolution redux in Ukraine? [Forbes]