Protesters clash with police near Ukraine's parliament

KIEV Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:03pm EST

1 of 3. A woman passes by a barricade at the site of recent clashes with riot police in Kiev February 17, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Konstantin Chernichkin

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KIEV (Reuters) - Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich.

After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 meters short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said.

Police replied with stun and smoke grenades to break up the crowds.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Janet Lawrence)