The third anniversary of Euromaidan. Photo gallery

Protesters are burning fires

Protesters are burning fires Photo: Euromaidan Press 

2016/11/23 • News

On 21 of November 2016, the third anniversary of the start of the Euromaidan protests, a few hundred Kyivans gathered at the main square of the city to mark the  anniversary. There were no official events in the evening so a couple of the nationalist organizations took the lead.

To avoid provocations (or protests), authorities provided high-security measures – metal detectors on the entry, fire engines, and the national guard.

The leaders of the organizations performing at Maidan called on people to burn tires as the symbol of the revolution. The nationalists said this was agreed with the law enforcements. However, when people went to fetch the prepared tires, the law enforcements blocked the path back. After scuffles, a few tires were brought to the square and ignited in front of an audience of a few hundred.

After that, some organizations called to go to the office of Viktor Medvedchuk, who has Russian President Vladimir Putin as his godfather and is considered to lobby Russian policies in Ukraine. The protesters destroyed the building which turned to be not Medvedchuk’s office but a beauty salon. On the way back to Maidan a group of protesters with the flags of the Right Sector and Biliy Molot (White Hammer) destroyed the Russian Sberbank.

It is noteworthy that the law enforcements who had been near the Sberbank place initially for about 20 minutes simply observed the incident without interfering. The next day, the police opened criminal proceedings on the cases.

  • People  at the main square of Kyiv to mark the third anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution.
    People at the main square of Kyiv to mark the third anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution.
  • The national guard near the entrance of Maidan
    The national guard near the entrance of Maidan
  • The metal detectors on the entry to Maidan
    The metal detectors on the entry to Maidan
  • Protesters tried to bring tires to Maidan
    Protesters tried to bring tires to Maidan
  • The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
    The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
  • The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
    The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
  • The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
    The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
  • The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
    The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
  • The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
    The law enforcements prevent protesters of taking tires to Maidan
  • Protesters are burning fires
    Protesters are burning fires
  • Protesters are burning tires
    Protesters are burning tires
  • A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
    A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
  • Protesters are burning fires
    Protesters are burning fires
  • A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
    A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
  • A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
    A couple of hundreds gathered at Maidan
  • The police is observing how protesters are destroying the Sberbank of Russia
    The police is observing how protesters are destroying the Russian Sberbank
  • The police is observing how protesters are destroying the Sberbank of Russia
    The police is observing how protesters are destroying the Russian Sberbank
  • The protesters are destroying Sberbank
    The protesters are destroying Sberbank
  • The protesters are destroying Sberbank
    The protesters are destroying Sberbank

 

 

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    Strange how the authorities have never charged anyone in the original sniper shootings on the maidan but they opened cases on these demonstrators pretty quick.