Donetsk protesters rally for good, old Yanukovych, the "legitimate President" (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

More than five thousand people in central Donetsk hold rally demanding the return to power of the country's legitimate president, Viktor Yanukovych. The protesters hold slogans “Yanukovych - our legitimate President”, “Yanukovych, protect your people”, the flags of Russia and the USSR.

Activists demand the immediate resignation of the current government and the region’s governor Sergei Taruta, release of the people's governor Pavel Gubarev, and the Crimea-like referendum.

Tents installed on the square hold the ballot boxes. Rally members offer to vote for joining the Donetsk region of Russia. According to the organizers, the vote is just a sociological study, but its results will prove the need for early federalization.

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