(QHA) -

Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Ukrainian capital on November 24, to protest the government's decision last week to suspend talks on a landmark Association Agreement with the European Union.

Marching in defense of a European future for their country, they denounced the government’s U-turn over EU integration, according to Euronews.

Protesters, many of them waving European Union and opposition party flags, marched through the center of the city chanting pro-Western and antigovernment slogans.

Chants of "Ukraine is Europe!" resounded from the mass of protesters.

Rallies in support of Ukraine's European integration are held in other cities in Ukraine as well, including Lviv, Kharkov, Uzhgorod, Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

As reported, Ukrainian police have used tear gas against demonstrators at a large pro-EU rally in central Kyiv.