KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of police have moved on a large protest camp in the center of Kiev.
Protesters are shouting "Shame!" ''We will stand!" and singing the Ukrainian national anthem.
The storming of the camp at Independence Square comes despite a visit by two top Western diplomats to try to defuse a weeks-long stand-off between the opposition President Viktor Yanukovych.
The police tried to dismantle barricades surrounding the camp, but then moved back after resistance from protesters. The police have taken up position on the perimeters of the camp.