In eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, law and order crumble on eve of secession vote

By Simon Denyer, Fredrick Kunkle, May 11, 2014

MARIUPOL, Ukraine — Drunken mobs roamed the otherwise deserted center of this eastern port city Saturday a day after clashes between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian security forces left at least seven people dead and the region as a whole continued to seethe on the eve of referendum to secede.

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