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Protesters march on parliament

Ukrainian opposition protesters gathered outside the country's parliament building in central Kiev on Tuesday (December 3) urging the country's politicians to back a bill to call an early parliament. It marks the 13th day of demonstrations across Ukraine, as hundreds of thousands of protesters seek to force President Viktor Yanukovich from office after his decision to abandon an EU integration pact. His decision to abandon a trade pact with the European Union and instead seek closer economic ties with Russia has stirred deep passions in a country where many people yearn to join the European mainstream and escape Moscow's orbit. At the insistence of the opposition, parliament is scheduled on Tuesday to discuss and vote on whether to allow a motion of no confidence in the government. It needs to muster 226 parliamentarians for any vote and usually gets far less. A large police presence could be seen outside parliament as protesters used their own cars to block roa

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