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02/12/2013 11:16 GMT

Journalists Brutally Attacked In Kiev Protests By Ukrainian Police (VIDEO)

Brutal footage and pictures have emerged of journalists being attacked by Ukrainian police in Kiev.

A Euronews cameraman was pushed to the ground and beaten around the head, his groans of pain audible as his camera still rolled.

A Reuters photographer, Gleb Garanich, was photographed continuing to work despite a gaping wound on his head.

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Gleb Garanich

The demonstrations were sparked by president Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a deal on closer EU ties, in favour of a closer relationship with Russia.

On Sunday they stormed the city hall, ramming police lines with a digger.

Officials in Kiev said over 300 people were injured and 162 protesters and police officers hospitalised.