Impressions from the Maidan

We went to the Maidan today, and then on to the street that used to be called “Institutska” (now known as “Heroes of the Maidan”), where many of the protesters were shot. That was really hard to see – it was hard not to cry. We got to stand on a sidewalk where, on the news, we saw bullets flying through people. This is now hallowed ground.

Tires used for building a fire-barricade.
Tires used for building a fire-barricade.
Barricades  that protected the protesters from snipers (shooting from behind the camera up a hill)
Barricades that protected the protesters from snipers (shooting from behind the camera up a hill)
One of the "Heavenly Hundred"
One of the “Heavenly Hundred”
Bullet-holes in a telephone pole.
Bullet-holes in a telephone pole.
A monument to the heroes that died.
A monument to the heroes that died.
Pictures of the heroes that died.
Pictures of the heroes that died.
Molotov Cocktails
Molotov Cocktails
We found this hanging.
A swan hanging from one of the makeshift monuments.
Children's pictures on the Maidan
Children’s pictures on the Maidan
The hill where many of the protesters were shot
The hill where many of the protesters were shot
Pictures of the "Heavenly Hundred".
Pictures of the “Heavenly Hundred”.
On the left, it says "Jesus, protect us!", and on the right it says, "Heavenly Hundred - eternal glory!"
On the left, it says “Jesus, protect us!”, and on the right it says, “Heavenly Hundred – eternal glory!”
Katya looking at one of the memorials to the heroes.
Katya looking at one of the memorials to the heroes.
The Maidan
The Maidan
Barbed wire on one of the barricades.
Barbed wire on one of the barricades.
One of the shields of the protestors. The flower is stuck inside a bullet-hole.
One of the shields of the protestors. The flower is stuck inside a bullet-hole.
The makeshift hospital that the police burned
The makeshift hospital that the police burned

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