Anti-government protesters in Kiev built new barricades and pushed out farther along side streets feeding the Maidan, or Independence Square. Elsewhere in Ukraine, demonstrators seized administration buildings in the cities of Lviv, Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnitsky and Rivne, and made an effort to take the local government building in Zhytomyr and Cherkasy.
Jan. 24, 2014 Molotov cocktails prepared by anti-government protesters rest in a tire wall near Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. A simultaneous eruption of demonstrators seizing administration buildings in provincial cities appeared to be coordinated. They came as the government of President Viktor Yanukovych pressed his demand during negotiations with opposition leaders that protesters leave the government buildings they have occupied.Rob Stothard/Getty Images
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