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200,000 assemble in Ukraine in defiance of protest curbs

KIEV: Some 200,000 Ukrainian protesters massed in central Kiev on Sunday in defiance of hugely controversial new curbs pushed through by President Viktor Yanukovych in a bid to suppress a pro-EU protest movement. Many demonstrators wore pots and colanders on their heads while others sported ski, medical and carnival masks to mock the new legislation which forbids protesters from covering their faces. Waving blue and yellow national flags and the red and black banners of the war-time Ukrainian Insurgent Army and chanting “Glory to Ukraine”, protesters filled Kiev’s central Independence Square and…