Ukraine: 100,000 Rally in Ongoing Call for President’s Ouster
In Ukraine, some 100,000 people gathered in the capital Kiev for a fifth week in a row to call for the ouster of the president. The crisis began over a decision by President Viktor Yanukovych to strengthen ties with Russia instead of the European Union. The pro-EU demonstrators have been camping out for weeks in Kiev’s Independence Square.
Anti-government protests are also continuing in Thailand after the main opposition party pledged to boycott February elections called by the embattled prime minister. Tens of thousands of people gathered in the capital Sunday to press for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign. Her opponents accuse Shinawatra of being controlled by her brother, a former prime minister convicted of corruption and now living in self-imposed exile.