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Anti-government protesters shout slogans in front of Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22. (Marko Drobnjakovic/Associated Press)

Anti-government protesters shout slogans in front of Ukraine's parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 22.

(Marko Drobnjakovic/Associated Press)

Scenes from Ukraine's political crisis Add to ...

On Saturday, protesters took control of Ukraine’s capital, seizing the president’s office as parliament sought to oust Viktor Yanukovych and form a new government. Mr. Yanukovych called the events a coup and refused to step down.

Globe and Mail reporter Paul Waldie chronicled a historic day from inside Kiev's parliament building. These are some of his tweets from the scene.

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