Found July 05, 2012 on Just Sports And Just Us:
PLAYERS: Vitali Klitschko

WBC heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko, is well known for his skills in the boxing ring. He also has his hat in the political arena in Russia as well. Klitschko is running for mayor of Kiev and is also the head of the UDAR, a Ukranian political party.

Klitschko attended a rally in Kiev Wednesday, staged by Ukranians, to protest a Russian language bill passed by parliament, making Russian, not Ukrainian, the official language in some formal settings in the former Soviet republic.

What was supposed to be a peaceful protest quickly turned violent. Klitschko managed to avoid serious injury as authorities used batons and tear gas to control the crowd. Klitschko suffered a cut on his left hand but he still plans on defending his title on September 8 against Manuel Charr.


‘Dr. Iron Fist’ Vitali Klitschko suffers injuries in violent political protest

WBC heavyweight titlist “Dr. Iron Fist” Vitali Klitschko was sprayed with tear gas and suffered a gash on his right hand while protesting a Russian language bill yesterday in Kiev, Ukraine. Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs), who is slated to bludgeon … Continue reading →

WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko hit with tear gas during protest in Ukraine

A protest in Ukraine over the advancement of the Russian language turned violent on Wednesday, and WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko found himself right in the middle of the action. Fortunately, he was not seriously injured. Klitschko is an important political figure in the Ukraine, as he is running for mayor of Kiev and is the leader of Ukrainian political party UDAR....

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