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Kiev police break up protest camp

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Ukranian police have broken up a tent city of small business owners in Kiev’s Independence Square.

The encampment was part of an ongoing battle over tax reform plans, which protesters say penalise small businesses while protecting large corporations who back the government.

“They’re throwing us out like homeless dogs,” said one man.

The government gave in to three months of criticism by removing some of the more controversial parts of the reform on Tuesday.

But many are still unsatisfied.

On Thursday thousands rallied in freezing conditions in Kiev, with 250 pitching tents and staying overnight.