Ukrainian protesters from the #Euromaidan movement have faced brutal police violence. A moving demonstration on December 30th included a line of protesters who held up mirrors to the riot police who faced them across the barricades.
In a gesture to remind the police of their violent actions that memorable night, EuroMaidan demonstrators lined up with mirrors to show law enforcement personnel their reflections. The civic demonstration took place near walkways and streets that lead to the government building district where police have been stationed. The buildings include the president's headquarters, Cabinet of Ministers and central bank, among others.
Protesters also held posters that read, "Who and what are you protecting?" in reference to President Viktor Yanukovych and his appointed government whose ouster they have called.
Protest of mirrors held to commemorate Nov. 30 police beating of demonstrators [Kostyantyn Chernichkin/Kyiv Post]
(Photo: Kostyantyn Chernichkin)