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  5/4/2014, Iyar 4, 5774

Pro-Russian Thugs Killed After Attacking Ukrainian Unity Rally


The clashes that culminated in the death of 38 people - most of them pro-Russian activists - began Friday with what was meant to be a peaceful march to a football stadium for a 5:00 p.m. match.

Supporters of Odessa's home team, the Chornomorets, joined those of the visiting Metalist side, to head to the game together. The march was set upon by several hundred pro-Russian thugs obviously prepared for violence, some armed and wearing ski masks and helmets, witnesses said.

In the melee that ensued, at least four people died from gunshots and a dozen people were wounded.