The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi70° Isolated Showers

Tonight

Lo54° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi73° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo55° Slight Chc Showers

Thursday

Hi79° Partly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi86° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo64° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi93° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo66° Mostly Clear

Ukraine protesters lash back in deadly confrontations

Send to Kindle
Print This

KIEV, Ukraine — Defiant Ukrainian protesters seized control of the capital’s central post office today, hurling fire bombs and rocks and standing their ground against officers in riot gear who threw stun grenades and fired water cannon a day after clashes that left at least 25 people dead and raised fears of civil war.

The demonstrators forced their way into into the post office in Independences Square, also known as the Maidan, after a nearby building they had previously occupied was burned down in the previous day’s clashes. Against the official onslaught, thousands of activists armed with fire bombs and rocks defended the square which has been a bastion and symbol for the demonstrators.

View my options or Sign in