Insane Photos from Protesters Clashing with Ukrainian Riot Police

A journalist walks between lines of Ukrainian riot policemen

A journalist walks between lines of Ukrainian riot policemen / AP

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Ukrainian riot police moved against Pro-European Union demonstrators Tuesday night, as protests continued in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

Police cleared streets surrounding the protesters’ camp, bulldozed tents, and clashed with protesters in their most aggressive push against the demonstrators.

The police eventually withdrew from the camp on Wednesday.

The protests are well into their third week. Protesters are angry that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych backed out of a European Union trade deal, moving the country closer to Russia.

The Washington Free Beacon assembled five photos from Tuesday night’s clash between Ukrainian protesters and riot police.

Pro-European Union activists wave flags as riot police pull back from Independence Square

Pro-European Union activists wave flags as riot police pull back from Independence Square

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Ukrainian riot police pull pro-European Union activists out from their camp

Ukrainian riot police pull pro-European Union activists out from their camp

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Ukrainian riot police block pro-European Union activists

Ukrainian riot police block pro-European Union activists

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Pro-European Union activists guard the barricade during clashes with riot police

Pro-European Union activists guard the barricade during clashes with riot polic

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Ukrainian riot policemen pull a Pro-European Union activist out from a tent camp

Ukrainian riot policemen pull a Pro-European Union activist out from a tent camp

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