A huge fight broke out in Kiev on 29 April as masked far-right ultra-nationalists carrying flaming torches clashed with Maidan self-defence units.

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The far-right radicals were staging a torchlit procession to Independence Square to commemorate those killed during anti-government protests earlier this year.

The Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported that witnesses heard shots and explosions as the pro-European activists tried to stop the procession.

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Members of the self-defence units of the Euromaidan movement gather at a barricade as they attempt to prevent far-right radical groups from taking part in a torch-light procession.Reuters
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Ultra-nationalist activists march towards Independence Square to commemorate 'Maidan heroes' in Kiev.AFP
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Members and supporters of Ukrainian far-right radical groups take part in a torch-light procession to commemorate people killed in clashes in Kiev.Reuters
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Masked far-right activists carrying torches march towards Independence Square.AFP
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A pro-Kiev activist holding a pistol throws an object towards ultra-nationalists.AFP
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Euromaidan activists attempt to stop a far-right march through Independence Square in Kiev.AFP
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Members of self-defence units of the Euromaidan movement (front) clash with members and supporters of Ukrainian far-right radical groups (back).Reuters
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A man uses a fire extinguisher as members of self-defence units of the Euromaidan movement attempt to prevent members of Ukrainian far-right radical groups from taking part in a torch-light procession in Kiev.Reuters
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Euromaidan activists clash with ultra-nationalists in KievAFP
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A pro-Kiev activist bleeds after clashes with ultra-nationalists in KievAFP