|archmage||Date: Monday, 09-December-2013, 11:49 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
A group of protesters, chanting "revolution", started erecting tents and barricades near the government building in the Ukrainian capital after Sunday's (December 8) rally, apparently aiming to halt normal government activity next week.
The authorities and protesters in Ukraine have confronted each other for weeks, raising fears for political and economic stability in the former Soviet republic of 46 million people.
Hundreds of thousands have gathered in the Ukrainian capital for a major anti-government protest. The opposition calls it the 'last chance' and hope for at least a million people to show up.
They've surrounded several administrative buildings, completely blocking access to them - and are threatening to march on the President's residence, unless their demands are met within two days.
Ukraine's Security Service says it's started an investigation into what it calls an attempt to sieze power from the Ukrainian government.
As for the interest from abroad - Political and financial commentator Patrick Young says that the EU politicians in Kiev are more concerned about their own image, than Ukraine or the Union's wellbeing.
Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians gathered in Kiev on Sunday to denounce President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and move towards Russia. It was the country's biggest protest since its pro-democracy Orange Revolution in 2004.