Riot Police Storm Ukraine Opposition Offices

In downtown Kiev


Pro-European Union protesters occupying Kiev's city administration building said Monday that heavily armed riot police have stormed their party office in downtown Kiev.

Ostap Semerak said troops broke into the Fatherland Party's offices and were walking along its corridors while others were climbing in through the windows. He called the situation "insane."

Meanwhile, protesters at the administration building said scores of riot police officers were standing behind barricades set up by protesters to block off Independence Square, with two police buses behind them.