Ukraine #EuroMaidan protest crackdown (LIVE)
We previously have highlighted the Ukrainian protest movement seeking to prevent Ukraine from falling back under Russian domination:
- Protesters in Ukraine knock down statue of Lenin
- Authorities warn of further crackdown on protesters in Ukraine
- Protests continue in Ukraine despite crackdown
- Unrest continues in Ukraine as protesters block government offices
The protests continue, but as of this writing it appears that police are moving in, although it’s unclear if it’s an attempt to evict the protesters completely. LIVE VIDEO and Twitter stream at bottom of post.
Kyiv Post has live reporting updates.
Here is video of yesterday’s protest at Independence Square in Kiev:
PHOTO: Riot police & protesters in line as snow falls in Ukraine's capital, #Kiev http://t.co/tDwbN3E5gP #euromaidan pic.twitter.com/v3g9tS0iGR
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 9, 2013
Despite aggressive government posturing and rumours of a forced dispersal soon, #euromaidan crowd actually getting bigger. #Ukraine
— Maxim Tucker (@MaxRTucker) December 9, 2013
Strange bedfellows: In Ukraine protests, young Jews are marching with ultranationalists
LIVE Stream video:
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Live English language commentary from HromadskeTV:
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How much of this uprising can be attributed to Obama’s strong words in favor of freedom and in support of the Ukrainian protesters?
As usual, our administration has been virtually silent, except for a suggestion by the State Department representative to keep things calm. Right! Calm with Putin breathing down their back and Yanukovich willing to sell everyone out for power.