Stu­dents cut classes to join protests over EU agree­ment

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KIEV | Sev­eral thou­sand stu­dents ditched classes Tues­day and joined protests against the govern­ment’s abrupt move to freeze in­te­gra­tion with the West and tilt to­ward Moscow.

Kiev an­nounced last week that it was halt­ing prepa­ra­tions for the sign­ing of a po­lit­i­cal and trade agree­ment with the Euro­pean Union, af­ter Rus­sia im­posed trade re­stric­tions. Tues­day, while pro­test­ers be­sieged sev­eral min­istries in an at­tempt to top­ple her from power.

Protest lead­ers threat­ened to rally at of­fices in pro­vin­cial ar­eas, while po­lice is­sued an ar­rest war­rant for Suthep Thaug­suban, a for­mer op­po­si­tion law­maker who led the storm­ing of the Fi­nance Min­istry a day ear­lier.

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