Ukranian-Americans from Westchester attend rally at Ukranian Consulate in Manhattan

The protesters at the rally called for a more democratic government in Ukraine. (2/23/14)

MANHATTAN - Nearly 100 Ukranian-Americans from Westchester County were in Manhattan today, joining others protesters at a rally calling for change in the crisis-stricken nation.

Protesters at the rally called for a more democratic government, echoing the demands of the demonstrators in Kiev's Independence Square. They also called for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovych, calling him corrupt.

Yanukovych fled Kiev Saturday night after the country's parliament claimed president power. Yanukovych has since refused to resign.

The rally took place at the Ukranian Consulate, and the group then marched to the Russian Consulate, calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to stay out of the conflict.

The crisis in Ukraine has turned deadly, with more than 100 people killed in the clashes.

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