And today we no longer fight to become Europe, we fight to remain Ukraine
After police used brutal force to disperse week-long anti-government protests in Kyiv on November 30, protesters have returned to the streets in greater numbers and are demanding the government’s resignation.
Usually I post equine photography works – the great works of the great artists. I love this, I love watch photographers’, I love read their blogs.
But I’m Ukrainian, and my country has a problem. The problem is not Ukraine had stopped EU course. The problem is Kremlin is manipulating our government. And it means, that government will continue breaking up protestors’ rallys with thi wild, antisocial methods. From saturday special forces “Berkut” police has beating protesters with truncheons and employing tear gas every evening. They beat everyone — students, women, children, passersby, journalists and photographers. On Sunday Berkut beated pritestors on Bank Str. Many of them have craniocerebral injuries. Remembering last year’s “The Million March” in Moscow I can say, that it is russian methods.
Polithiks is not for me — I’m just a teenager. Teenager, who wants to live in safe country, enjoing this life. Teenager, who wants to be free, who wants to be not afraid. So please — reblog it.
https://www.facebook.com/NFMaidan — news from our rallys in English. From Ukrainians to the World.
In the early morning of November 30, at 4am 2,000 armed Berkut police forcefully broke up the ongoing rally on Maidan Nezalezhnosti, beating protesters with truncheons and employing tear gas at over 1,000 who remained overnight. Protesters, including women, children, and passersby, were targeted indiscriminately and numerous injuries and detainees were reported. The reports were corroborated by the Associated Press, Kyiv Post, Ukrayinska Pravda, and Ukraine’s Channel 5. Reuters news agency said the injured included one of its cameramen and a photographer, who was left bloodied by blows to the head. A Danish journalist captured video of police beating and kicking defenseless men in the head; upon realizing they were being filmed, the Berkut troops attacked the journalist. “They beat me in the head and made several attempts at trying to grab my phone out of my hand,” Andersen said.Authorities told the Interfax-Ukraine news agency that the decision to break up the protests came after “a number of incidents and clashes” between pro-EU supporters and the police.
P.S. The EuroMaidan is a series of protests in Ukraine that began on the night of November 21, 2013, when Ukrainian citizens started spontaneous protests in the capital of Ukraine, Kiev. On the previous day, on November 21, 2013, the Ukrainian government suspended preparations for signing an Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) with the European Union. The protest are ongoing with many police present and an increasing number of university students joining the protests.
I live here. I saw, what was that.Our government cracks down the protesters, including children and women. Please, reblog this post, help us.