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Kiev, Ukraine clashes overnight


KIEV, Ukraine (CNN) - A new day of uncertainty -- and possibly more violence -- begins now in Ukraine's capital.

After a day of deadly clashes, anti-government protesters show no sign of backing down.

And neither does the president.

On independence square almost everyone was working.

This is an ammunition production line. Stones, rocks, pieces of brick are being smashed up on the pavement back there and passed along from person to person, one at a time, to what we believe is the front line."

Not just rubble and bricks.

Timber as well, anything they could get their hands on, anything they could use to help hold their ground.

This is effectively the front line, what you can see here is a line of people who are holding shields. Clearly they are prepared to put themselves between the crowd and the police which we believe are on the other side. And on the other side there are dozens of bonfires.

The heat coming off this is really something. It is a bed as far as I can see of burning fire and embers and the purpose is clearly to form a defensive barrier to stop the police and security service getting through.

There is a whole row of what is effectively home made artillery. These pipes use compressed gas to propel fireworks attached molotov cocktails to get more distance and bigger bang. And you can tell they are prepared.

And we saw this ominous silhouette..

We're pretty sure it was a pneumatic pellet gun. But it's also another sign not everyone here is satisfied with just building defenses.

"If the police come what will happen here?"

"I'm afraid thinking about this. these people are not going back. These people are standing here for their future, their lives."

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