Wall Street Journal: Ukraine antigovernment protests revived

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MOSCOW—Antigovernment protests in Ukraine sparked back to life on Sunday as tens of thousands gathered in central Kiev, fueled by the beating by riot police of demonstrators including former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, now a protest leader.

Numbers had dwindled over the Christmas and New Year holidays at protests against President Viktor Yanukovych’s rejection of an integration pact with the European Union in favor of a deal with Russia.

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