Saturday, 30 November 2013

Ukraine: First Blood

Ukraine's political opposition has said it will call a country-wide general strike to force the resignation.

First Blood in Ukraine

Some 10,000 demonstrators against the Ukraine's decision to not sign a landmark trade deal with the European Union descended on a square outside a monastery early Saturday in response to a police crackdown on the earlier protests.
The emboldened demonstrators waved Ukrainian and EU flags and sang the national anthem outside the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, where groups of protesters retreated earlier after a sweep by riot police left seven people hospitalized and dozens under arrest at Independence Square.

Unconfirmed reports said a number of people had been hurt.

By morning, police had surrounded the square and barely any protesters remained.

This is a new revolution, isn't it?