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    Activists gathered in European cities to pay tribute to the Odesa tragedy victims, when at least 48 people died and over 20 were injured in the fire and clashes.

    STRASBOURG, November 2 (RIA Novosti) — About 30 people gathered near the Strasbourg Cathedral to commemorate the victims of the Odesa massacre, one of the gathering's organizers told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    "We have gathered today in the city center, close to the Strasbourg Cathedral, to commemorate the victims of the Odesa tragedy. About 30 people came," one of the organizers said.

    Similar actions were held in Italy, where several hundred people took to the streets of Rome, Milan, Venice and Naples, one of the organizers of the Milan rally, Svetlana Klyuyeva, told RIA Novosti Sunday.

    About 200 people have gathered in Madrid, Spain, for the same reason, Vera Rodionova, another organizer, has said.

    On May 2, clashes in Odesa broke out between pro-federalization activists on one side and fans of the Odesa and Kharkiv football teams on the other, later joined by Euromaidan activists.

    Pro-Kiev radicals joined by the Right Sector nationalist group blocked the anti-government protesters in the House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire by hurling Molotov cocktails inside.

    Those trapped inside had little chance of extinguishing the blaze, as fire hoses in the building were out of order. Many jumped to their deaths through windows attempting to escape the inferno, while others were just simply shot. At least 48 people died, over 20 injured in the fire and clashes.


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