Donetsk police in 'hopeless' position

Police in Donetsk have appeared to have surrendered to a growing crowd of pro-Russian rioters, ITV News Europe Editor James Mates is reporting.

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Rioters now prowl around riot police 'tortoise' trying to persuade them to surrender. #donetsk http://t.co/wDC8Q0TNKV

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Angry crowds had gathered around the prosecutors office in the eastern city of Donetsk and the police briefly held their own before being overcome.

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Riot police now emerge from behind shields. Try to form protective wall. Position hopeless #Donetsk http://t.co/DPO7DGTKte

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Defeat riot policemen being led away one by one. Cries of 'fascists' as they run gauntlet of angry crowd.

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