Rallies protest Crimea takeover

Ukraine marks 1944 deportation of region’s Tatars by Stalin

Posted: May 19, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.

An elderly woman cries as she and other Crimean Tatars rally in Simferopol, Crimea, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Crimean Tatars gathered for a rally commemorating the 70th anniversary of Stalin's mass deportation. (AP Photo/Alexander Polegenko)

KIEV, Ukraine -- Several hundred people marched in Ukraine's capital Sunday to commemorate the deportation 70 years ago of Crimea's entire population of Tatars, while about 20,000 members of the ethnic group rallied in the peninsula's main city.

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