KIEV Dec 9 Ukrainian riot police have started
pulling down barricades erected by anti-government protesters in
a southern part of the capital Kiev, leading opposition lawmaker
Vitaly Klitschko tweeted on Monday.
Separately, Interfax news agency reported that police had
also started removing barricades erected near to the government
headquarters in another part of the city, but said there had
been no clashes between them and the protesters.
Ukraine's general prosecutor said in a statement on his
website that protesters should quit public buildings and take
down barricades, warning that those who failed to do so would be
punished. The protesters have been occupying several public
buildings including Kiev City Hall for more than one week.