“The law is still the law, and we must follow it whether we like it or not.”

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After weeks of student protests, tensions in Venezuela escalated last week as massive demonstrations in Caracas turned violent. Riot police cracked down on peaceful protesters calling for an end to widespread government corruption, rampant crime, and the skyrocketing cost of living. At least three people have been killed and many more injured.

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Violence broke out in the streets of Kyiv, Ukraine today between pro-democracy protesters and riot police. At least nine people have been killed and hundreds more seriously injured, including journalists for Reuters and the AP. The fighting turned central Kyiv into a fiery war zone as black smoke continues to billow up from the city.

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