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Suspected grenade thrower seen on camera

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 01:18

Footage filmed and released by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty appears to show the suspect who hurled a grenade which killed one and injured scores more outside Ukraine's parliament as lawmakers back reforms to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Footage released by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on Monday (August 31) appears to show a suspect hurling a grenade which killed one and injured nearly 90 outside Ukraine's parliament. A Ukrainian national guardsman died on Monday (August 31) during violent protests outside parliament in Kiev, as lawmakers voted to give more autonomy to rebel-held areas in the east of the country. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in a tweet that nearly 90 national guardsmen had been hurt, four of them with serious wounds to the eyes, stomach, neck and legs, by several explosive devices that were lobbed at them from crowds massed outside. National guardsmen and police officers were seen attending to the wounded amid clouds of tear gas. Puddles of blood and discarded equipment were strewn on the ground. The violence came after the deputies voted by 265 in favour of the first reading of the bill - 39 more than that required to pass - at a boisterous session with many deputies shouting "Shame!" and rhythmically beating parliamentary benches.

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Suspected grenade thrower seen on camera

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 01:18