In the first clashes since last month, police using tear gas
and batons tried to disperse a couple of hundred people
protesting against three activists being sentenced to six years
in jail, a case seen by protesters as politically motivated.
About 10 km (6 miles) away, several thousand people have set up
camp in central Kiev to protest against President Viktor
Yanukovich's decision to abandon the trade agreement with Europe
in favor of closer cooperation with Russia.
Protests began in late November and increased significantly in
early December after riot police violently broke up a student
demonstration in Kiev's main square.
Yuri Lutsenko, a minister in the government of jailed opposition
leader Yulia Tymoshenko, was among the injured protesters.
Lutsenko, pardoned last year by Yanukovich, was hit in the head,
The police said in a statement they had no information about
anyone being injured.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; editing by Louise Ireland)
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