Clashes at Ukraine parliament over corruption bill

16th September 2014, Comments 0 comments

Ukrainian riot police fired tear gas on a group of about 200 demonstrators protesting outside parliament to demand the adoption of a so-called lustration law.

At least one activist from the Right Sector nationalist group was injured in the brief clashes, which saw protesters -- some masked -- set tyres ablaze in Kiev, an AFP photographer said.

Lawmakers agreed -- after several failed attempts -- to adopt a law aimed at purging government officials accused of corruption or links to the old pro-Kremlin regime.

© 2014 AFP

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