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(May 2) Today's Top Headlines - Ukraine Violence Spreads: At Least One Killed in Odessa Riots

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Posted: Friday, May 2, 2014 8:52 am

Ukraine's tug-of-war between Russia and the West lurched to the central southern coastal city of Odessa on Friday, with around a thousand rival protesters involved in violent clashes in the city center.

A demonstration calling for the country's unity marched through the streets and was met by pro-Russian activists, Kiev-based UNIAN news agency and the Ukrainian online newspaper Ukrainskaya Pravda reported.


Riot police stepped in as the crowds threw flares and light bombs, and fired stones in slingshots. The English-language Kiev Post reported thatone person had been killed in the clashes, showing a photograph of a body wrapped in the Ukrainian flag.

The Kiev Post said most of the pro-Russian group were fans of the local football team.

Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ukraine-crisis/ukraine-violence-spreads-least-one-killed-odessa-riots-n95626

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