Ukraine Police Move to Suppress Opposition

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Police move in on opposition camp in center of Kiev after 9 die in day of violence. Scores were injured in violent, often fiery battles between anti-government demonstrators and police in Kiev. (Feb. 18)

SHOTLIST:

AP Television - Clients Only

Kiev, Ukraine 18 February 2014

1. Night view mid view of explosions between demonstrators and police

2. Night water cannon and police vehicles move into demonstrators

3. Night view of downtown Kiev with fires

4. Night view - silhouettes against a bonfire as demonstrations continue in Kiev

5. Wide view of ambulance pulling alongside square

AP Television - Clients Only

Kiev, Ukraine 18 February 2014

5. Wounded police officer being escorted to medical assistance

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

(voice over)

POLICE MOVE AGAINST DEMONSTRATORS IN INDEPENDENCE SQUARE IN KIEV, UKRAINE.

USING WATER CANNONS AND STUN GRENADES, UKRAINIAN RIOT POLICE PRESSED THE SPRAWLING PROTEST CAMP IN THE CENTER OF THE CAPITAL CITY.

(UPSOUND: explosions around independence square)

(VOICE OVER)

AT LEAST NINE PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND SCORES INJURED DURING A DAY OF VIOLENCE.

AS DARKNESS FELL, RIOT POLICE VOWED TO BRING ORDER TO THE STREETS AND CLOSED DOWNTOWN SUBWAY STATIONS.

(UPSOUND: EXPLOSIONS FROM INDEPENDENCE SQUARE)

(voice over)

AN EVENING DEADLINE TO CLEAR THE SQUARE CAME AND WENT.

ONCE THE DEADLINE WAS ANNOUNCED, THOUSANDS MORE PROTESTERS STREAMED TO THE SQUARE TO DEFEND THE CAMP.

AND THEN POLICE MOVED IN WITH WATER CANNON AND STUN GRENADES.

(UPSOUND - LIBERAL SPRINKLING OF GRENADE SOUND)

DEMONSTRATORS HURLED PAVING STONES AT POLICE AND SET VEHICLES ON FIRE.

POLICE RETALIATED FIRING STUN GRENADES AND WHAT APPEARED TO BE SMALL METAL BALLS.

THE CLASHES DIMMED HOPES FOR ANY EARLY SOLUTION TO THE POLITICAL CRISIS.

TOM RITCHIE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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