The protests in Ukraine are spreading to other major cities. The capitol of Kiev has been home to major protests for two months after President Viktor Yanukovych rejected a trade deal with the European Union in favor of one with Russia.
Dec. 9, 2013. Taras, 18, an anti-government protester stand guard and raises an EU flag, a symbol of the protest movement, at one of the barricades defending Maidan Square against police and government supporters in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo: Etienne de Malglaive/Getty Images) Read more: Pictures of the Week: December 6 – December 13 - LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2013/12/13/pictures-of-the-week-december-6-december-13/#ixzz2nOgkQpEM
An early-morning police raid on Jan. 22 left five protesters dead, including four from gunshot wounds. Police charged protests lines twice more throughout the day, pushing back demonstrators before retreating. . Stand off enter European Activists and the police at the conflict zone of Hrushevskoho Street . January22th 2014. Kyiv Ukraine.