The Scene of the Worst Violence So Far in Ukraine

ABC News' Alex Marquardt reports from Mariupol where protests turned violent.
1:20 | 04/17/14

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This is the scene of the worst violence so far during this anti terrorist operation -- Ukraine. Is calling it around 8:30 PM last night hundreds. A pro Russian demonstrators walked up this driveway it all started peacefully both sides just shouting at each other. Before turning violent. The policeman tell us the mob then -- -- around the perimeter of the base here they broke the windows of the guard house -- -- Molotov cocktails you can see there those block walls and all the broken bottles. The protesters then managed to break through the front gate of the base and come inside here in the driveway can -- shards of glass littering -- as well as gas from all of the Molotov cocktails. There were being thrown. We're told that the gun fight lasted several hours between the two sides. Here on one of these police vehicles entities several of bullet holes from the weapons of the protesters. This police vehicle we're told pulled up in the middle of the fight it was -- abandoned by the policeman inside. And destroyed clearly by the protesters and over here you can see some of the results of that gun fight here circled. In chalk several bloodstains on the pavement. This policeman now trying to fix the front gate of their base in the meantime they put these two big trucks here. To block the entrance this bloodshed though relatively small just further raises -- -- of this crisis that is already a tinderbox.

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