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Pro-Russian demonstrators have stormed a government building in Donetsk, calling for referendum on joining Russia. People gathered in-front of the state administration building in Donetsk which was surrounded by riot police. Protesters stormed the building after clashing with riot police and breaking through their lines. Protesters destroyed some of the building's offices and hung Russian flags. A few hours after, protesters wearing military clothes, balaclavas, and artisanal weaponry such as baseball bats. More demonstrators arrived at night as reinforcement to erect barricades inside and outside the building, in case of police intervention.
Oleg, 42, was with the radio team of the Soviet Airborne Troops in Tskhinvali, now south Ossetia, in the Caucasus, between 1990 and 92. Now he stands in front of a memorial for all the people who have been injuried by Berkuts, a special unit of riot police known for its use of violence. For him, to try to kick peaceful people out of Maidan Square was the last drop after years of suffering under the bad ruling of the country. "It's not a government we should call it Mafia," he says. He continues, " I thought we would have never come back to Maidan after the Orange Revolution but no, in 2013, I had to come back."
Egyptian police officers prepare to shoot tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters demonstrating against President Morsi.
Police in riot gear stand in line to stop protesters approaching any further
A young Egyptian clashes with the police in Tahrir Square during a protest last February, 2013, throwing stones at the police and dodging tear gas canisters.
Riot policemen (MAT in Greek) are seen here blocking the way even to the people who lived in the area.
The general fear, expressed through the protestors, is that the privatisation will worsen the low level of security and environmental treatment by the industry.
There is also the fear that the citizens will be forced to pay increased fees in order to have their garbage collected. People are objecting to the governmental plans, due to the existence of the deep economic crisis. They call politicians "traitors," as well as the selfish people that sell out the public property for their own financial gain
Jordanian riot police gather near a large Muslim Brotherhood government reform rally in Amman, Jordan on Oct. 5, 2012. Despite fears of violence, the event was overwhelmingly peaceful.
Cairo, January 10, 2012
During the Mubarak trial a mother carries her son's photo and explains how he was shot in Alexandria on January 25, 2011. Her sign is titled, "The Martyrs of January 25th."
January 10, 2012 - Cairo
A mother whose son was shot and killed in Alexandria on January 25, 2011, shouts outside of Mubarak's trial, "Sons of bitches..sons of bitches, the government."
Cairo, January 10, 2012
Outside Mubarak's trial, a soldier raises his hand making a peace sign.
The sign they are holding reads:
We demand retribution for martyrs' killers
We thank the lawyer and Al Jazeera Channel and all respectable channels.
Protester throws stone at security forces that have sealed off the streets around parliament buildings.
The violence erupted a day earlier after soldiers stormed an anti-military protest camp outside the Cabinet building near Tahrir Square, sparking clashes that left at least eight protesters dead. Al-Qasr Al-Aini Street, Cairo, Egypt. 17/12/2011
Riot police get crushed as demonstators march at The Korean People's G20 Response Action Rally and March G20 Protests. Seoul, South Korea. 11/11/2010