As Protests Continue, Ukrainian Factions Take Fight To Parliament

wochit politics
December 03, 2013 AT 3:36 AM
As protesters continued their siege of government buildings and occupation of a landmark plaza in this rattled capital, opponents of President Viktor F. Yanukovich took their fight to Parliament on Tuesday morning. Some lawmakers loudly demanded a vote calling for the resignation of the government, while others urged restraint. They settled on a resolution, approved overwhelmingly, to summon Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the rest of the cabinet to Parliament for an afternoon session. But former Interior Minister, Yuri Lutsenko, wants them to resign. Thousands of protesters, many of whom have remained in the city center since a huge rally on Sunday, marched to the Parliament building, which was shielded by lines of buses and deep columns of riot police in helmets.