Pro-West protesters besiege Ukraine’s seat of power
KIEV, Ukraine — Thousands of Ukrainian protesterson Monday blocked entrances to the government…
Mikhailovskaya Square and Maidan 30.11.13 (Kiev)
#eu #euromaidan #євромайдан #kiev #revolution #ukraine
Ukraine riot police break up pro-Europe protests.
Wounded Reuters photographer Gleb Garanich, who was injured by riot police, takes pictures as riot police block protesters during a scuffle at a demonstration in support of EU integration at Independence Square in Kiev November 30, 2013.
Riot police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev used batons and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of pro-Europe protesters from the city’s main Independence Square early on Saturday, witnesses said. REUTERS/Stringer.
source The Independent.
some really great photos from Euromaidan in Kyiv, Ukraine
Slavko Gal started first.
His musical version of the anthem…
Appeal to European musicians!
"I am musician from Ukraine. Ukraine is in one step from civil war. I purpose to all musicians around the world to play a Anthem of Ukraine, in preffered for You style to support ukrainian people, in willing to be free and to become a part of democratic Europe. Let’s help people of Ukraine to fight with dictate with music, but not a guns ! Please upload your version of anthem to Youtube, this will help us a lot to feel, we are not alone in our will to be free."
The only people responsible for the attack on police forces were provocateurs paid for by the government. Not a single peaceful protestor would ever resort to doing that. We are above that. We will win, and we will do it in the coming months.
Dec. 2 2013
MORE than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine’s capital on Sunday, defying a government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president’s refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.
Thousands of demonstrators tried to storm the nearby presidential administration building, but were driven back by riot police using tear gas and flash grenades, which produce a loud bang but are not intended to cause injury. The standoff continued, with more demonstrators arriving.
Kiev police spokeswoman Olga Bilyk said by telephone that around 100 officers were wounded in the clashes. A mayor’s office official said nearly 50 demonstrators had also been treated by doctors for various injuries.
The protest was led by prominent opposition politicians, who demanded that President Viktor Yanukovych and his government resign. They also called for a nationwide strike and for tents to be set up to allow demonstrators to remain on the square around the clock.
"Our plan is clear: It’s not a demonstration, it’s not a reaction. It’s a revolution," said Yuriy Lutsenko, speaking from the top of a bus.
Chants of “revolution” resounded across a sea of yellow and blue Ukrainian and EU flags on the square, where the government had prohibited rallies starting Sunday.
The crowd was by far the largest since the protests began more than a week ago. Many of the demonstrators had traveled to Kiev from western Ukraine, where pro-EU sentiment is particularly strong.
"We are furious," said Mykola Sapronov, a 62-year-old retired businessman. "The leaders must resign. We want Europe and freedom."
Protests have been held daily in Kiev since Mr Yanukovych backed away from an agreement that would have established free trade and deepened political cooperation between Ukraine and the EU. He justified the decision by saying that Ukraine could not afford to break trade ties with Russia.
The EU agreement was to have been signed Friday and since then the protests have gained strength.
Sunday’s demonstration also was energised by anger over the violent dispersal of several hundred protesters at Independence Square early on Saturday. Some of the protesters were left bleeding from their heads after riot police beat them with truncheons.
"They want to take our freedom away from us," said Nina Moskalik, 25. "They beat people, they spill blood. This is why we have to come out."
Mr Yanukovych late on Saturday condemned the use of force and promised to punish those responsible.
Ukraine. Штурм Адміністрації президента / Demonstrants attack presidential headquarter.
Дякуемо Олександр Піддубний завдяки йому цей “герой” став відомим - це Антонов Євген Федорович, в.о. командира 3-ої роти Беркуту (Київ) м.т.: 097-953-18-97. Родом з Житомирщини.
Це фрагмент фото Гліба Гараніча фотокора REUTERS, на якому, поки що невідомий, старший лейтенант київського Беркуту.
Це він почав бити ногами Гліба по ногам і по камері, а підлеглі хороброго старлєя потім кийками розбили Гаранічу голову.
не треба забувати, що цей старлєй, батько двох дітей, був одним з тих, хто керував побиттям студентів під стелою на #євромайдан
Україна. Київ. Майдан незалежності. 30.11.2013
Gleb Garanich - http://gdb.rferl.org/1BEE2F19-CD1B-4C69-9067-6CD2E3F8906E_mw1024_n_s.jpg
This “hero” was identified thanks to Oleksandr Piddubnyi (Олександр Піддубний ) – his name is Antonov Yevhen Fedorovych, acting as a commanding officer of the 3rd company of Berkut (Kyiv), mobile phone.: 097-953-18-97. Born in Zhytomy region.
This is a fragment of a photo by Gleb Garanich, photoreporter for REUTERS, which shows unidentified at that moment senior lieutenant of the Kyiv Berkut.
That was him who started kicking Glib in the legs and camera, and the subordinates of this brave senior lieutenant broke Garanich’s head with truncheons after that.
Not to be forgotten that this senior lieutenant, a father of two children, was one of the people who conducted brutal attacks of students under the stele on #euromaidan
Ukraine. Kyiv. Maidan Nezalezhnosti 30.11.2013