Pro-Russian protesters storm new police station in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian protesters storm new police station in east Ukraine
A masked pro-Russia activists looks on during a pro-Russia rally outside the regional police building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Horlivka (Gorlovka), near Donetsk, on April 14, 2014.

GORLIVKA, Ukraine - About 100 pro-Russian protesters armed with bats and rocks stormed a police station in the east Ukrainian town of Gorlivka on Monday, smashing its windows and grabbing metal shields from police.

An AFP correspondent in the Donetsk region town of nearly 300,000 people said the local police force, which put up almost no resistance to the attack, later swore allegiance to a pro-Russian commander who took charge.

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