Firstly, I would like to thank each of you, who reblogged/liked my previous posts and somehow shared this information. And not only mine - I’m sure everyone now tries to deliver the truth despite what TV says.
The first of December started with a massive meeting (“Viche”) at 12:00 in Shevchenko’s Park in the center of Kiev. The march later moved on Maidan, again singing national anthem and carrying flags. Everything and everyone was literally covered with national symbolics. Part of crowd started uninstalling the New Year tree (which as I stated was the “official” reason to disperse student meeting’s in such a brutal way). By 13:00 it looked like this:
People just climbed and installed flags here and there, chatted and took photos. Again, more or less peaceful.
Here is a good photo, taken from roof.
Estimated number of crowd today reached 1 million. I’m not kidding. One effing million in whole city gathered on a peaceful strike. You rarely see something like this.
But. About 16:00 a group of provocateurs, rented by our president and his government started a provocative attack on Presidents Residence on Bankivska street. The building was encircled by special police troops called Berkut.
Peaceful people, who got there first just to stand (because rest of the streets were crowded like hell) started yelling “It’s not us throwing smoke bombs! Don’t believe the provocateurs! We don’t want bloodshed, it’s a peaceful meeting!”.
And then hell started. About 3 hours, those payed provocateurs were attacking the police line and trying to break in a President’s Residence.
You know what’s not so logical here. It was empty. Why would anybody try to take over the building, which is empty? By that time, our courageous president and his band were sitting in safety God-knows-where.
Meanwhile, actual peaceful meetings on Maidan held on. The opposition is now installing a row of tents. Ukrainians declared a national strike, many unis and schools refused to work tomorrow, “because working for this government, who will enslave you, while you are trying to save your little money earned in honest way will make no sense”.
Today I’ve heard millions of gossips about tanks being delivered to Kiev, people get sms stating “Warn all your friends to get off Maidan - they will clear everyone out” from unknown numbers, road to Mezhyhirya (President’s Residence outside Kiev) has been blocked by the police.
It’s more of a chaos.
Many journalists, medics and passers-by were injured by actions of provocateurs and further actions of police, which tried to disperse the crowd. Here is the video:
What I’m trying to say:
IT’S NOT THE MATTER WHETHER WE WANT TO BE IN EU OR NOT. NOW IT’S MATTER OF INDEPENDENCE - REAL OR NOT.