Maidan

This morning, we walked to see the Maidan – Independence Square – where much of Kiev’s unrest occurred earlier in the year. The Maidan is still occupied by protesters in tents. I took over 80 photos in the area, so can only post a selection here.

The barricades remain at the edges of the Maidan
The barricades remain at the edges of the Maidan
Piles of bricks that were pulled up to throw at the police
Piles of bricks that were pulled up to throw at the police
A police water cannon that was seized by protestors
A police water canon that was seized by protestors
Police shield
Police shield

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Examples of shields, gas masks and weaponry used by the protestors
Examples of shields, gas masks and weaponry used by the protestors
Barricade and a burned out bank
Barricade and a burned out bank
Protestors making themselves at home on the Maidan. Note the fence and gate, featuring a police shield
Protestors making themselves at home on the Maidan. Note the fence and gate, featuring a police shield

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Next to a captured military vehicle
Next to a captured military vehicle
Memorial for some of those who lost their lives
Memorial for some of those who lost their lives
Beyond the barricades, life goes on in the city
Beyond the barricades, life goes on in the city
Burned out bank
Burned out bank
Cool looking dude!
Cool looking dude!
Members of the Social-National Party of Ukraine (neo-nazis) marching through the Maidan
Members of the Social-National Party of Ukraine (neo-nazis) marching through the Maidan
At one of the barricades
At one of the barricades
With my new friend at the barricade!
With my new friend at the barricade!

 

 

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