"Up to 100 law enforcers have been injured during the clashes near the parliament building,"  Kiev police chief Alexander Tereshchuk said.

Hundreds of supporters of Ukraine's right wing nationalist parties staged a demonstration in front of the country's parliament, Verkhovna Rada, calling on the legislative body to overturn the controversial amendments.

Despite the violent protests, the Ukrainian parliament passed the amendments with 265 lawmakers  voting in favor of them and 87 voting against.

The constitutional reforms, proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and backed by Western powers, would grant more autonomy to the country's restive east which is currently under control of pro-Russia forces.

Donetsk and Lugansk are two main Russian speaking regions in eastern Ukraine where deadly clashes are under way between pro-Russia forces and the Ukrainian army since Kiev launched military operations in April last year to crush pro-Russia protests.


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