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Ukrainian Opposition Protests Enter Fourth Day - 2004-11-25


Opposition protesters are crowding the center of the Ukrainian capital, Kiev for the fourth straight day, calling for the official results of Sunday's presidential election to be reversed.

Election officials say pro-Russian Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych won slightly more than 49% of the vote. But Ukrainian opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko is rejecting the results from Sunday's voting, and has called for a general strike today Thursday.

The opposition also says it will lodge a complaint with the Ukrainian Supreme Court later today.

Mr. Yushchenko says his country is "on the verge of civil conflict". Tens of thousands of Mr. Yushchenko's supporters have gathered in Kiev's Independence Square and in other cities over the past several days to protest the election results.

Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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