Police said they removed the body, which was hanging inside the
cone-shaped tubular steel construction on Kiev's Independence
Square. The 'tree' is festooned with a poster of jailed opposition
leader Yulia Tymoshenko and scrawled with graffiti attacking
President Viktor Yanukovich.
The body, that of a man from Volyn region in western Ukraine, bore
no external wounds and was being examined to establish the cause of
death, the police statement said.
The incident was especially bizarre since the square has been
swarming with protesters day and night since the onset of mass
protests against Yanukovich in early December.
(Writing by Richard Balmforth; editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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