Central Kyiv, March 2014

Central Kyiv, March 2014

Yanukovich was driven out of Ukraine in February. This was a great victory for Maidan. But the price was high. About 100 people were died under sniper fire, police batons, and in the Trade Union fire. 

In the following weeks, central Kyiv was covered in flowers and memorials to the dead. They will never be forgotten.

The First Tents

The First Tents

When tents appeared on Maidan, complete with wood stoves and generators, we knew the protesters were here to stay.

Protest at Institutska

Protest at Institutska

Defending Maidan, Defending Ukraine

Defending Maidan, Defending Ukraine

Maidan's self-defence force was critical to its success. They guided us when Berkut, the riot police, chased us off Grushevsky Street into Maidan's fortified walls. Then they rallied and chased Berkut away. I will always respect them for that.

Barricade

Barricade

Barricades made from any available materials protected the heart of Maidan from the police.

Grief

Grief

The country expressed its grief for the dead in Maidan and beyond. Countless people laid flowers in memory of Ukraine's newest heroes.

Makeshift Memorial

Makeshift Memorial

Memorials sprung up in every place that people died.