Photos: Protesters And Police Clash Violently In Ukraine

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Sheena
Clashes between Ukrainian protesters and police leave several people seriously injured in Kiev on Friday night.

Clashes between Ukrainian protesters and police leave several people seriously injuredin Kiev on Friday night.

Fighting erupted after a court handed out a six-year jail sentence to three men accused of attempting to detonate a Lenin statue back in 2011. Supporters of the convicted men said the trial and the verdict were a sham.

Local media said members of parliament were among those injured in the clashes.

Here are a few photos of the violent clash.

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Ukraine Protests

Images Source: Reuters

Crowds have been demonstrating in Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich rejected an EU trade agreement and embraced a bailout package from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Triggered by the use of force among police -- the demonstrations have evolved into an all-out protest against the government.

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