Vitali Klitschko attacked by anti-government protesters in Kiev

Ukraine's two-time World Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko celebrates after he successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title against Germany's Manuel Charr in Moscow early on September 9, 2012
© Getty Images
Former boxer Vitali Klitschko gets attacked by anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Kiev, Ukraine.

Former boxer Vitali Klitschko was targeted by anti-government protesters after he tried to calm the riots in Kiev, Ukraine.

The 42-year-old vacated his world heavyweight title in December last year to focus on being a political leader.

Around 10,000 activists took to the streets of the capital city to demonstrate their anger at the country becoming closer to Russia over the last few months.

During the protest, where activists threw fireworks and stun grenades, Klitschko got caught up in the scenes while trying to stop the riots, according to the Daily Star.

The demonstration against President Viktor Yanukovych is said to have left 30 police officers injured.

John Terry of Chelsea celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on December 1, 2013
Read Next:
Ukraine president blames Terry for political unrest?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole