Ashes of Maidan

Ashes of Maidan

 

« The protests started out as a way of the people letting their (corrupt) government know they wanted closer ties with Europe and not Russia, a path chosen by the government. Instead of listening to the people on the streets the government quickly made up some new anti-protesting laws and rushed them through parliament, which the political opposition says paves the way for a police state. »

Photos were taken 1 week after heavy clashes between protesters and the police. The fight resulted in the deaths of at least 102 protesters including the police officers and soldiers, hundred were injured and at this moment 300 people are missing. From now on came the time for a requiem and Maïdan grieves its victims, the result are these images.