01. Funeral: The body of Ustim Holodnyuk, 19, who was a victim of the violent clashes, is carried through Independence Square.
02. Two coffins carrying the bodies of anti-government protestors are carried through the square as night falls on the Ukrainian capital.
03. A man mourns in the centre of the square as hundreds light candles and lay down flowers in memory of those who lost their lives.
04. Tributes: Men carry a casket containing the body of an anti-government protester killed in the clashes which has turned Kiev into a warzone this week.
05. Procession: The funerals in the square were held as politicians negotiated a deal which saw the violence brought to a temporary end.
06. Emotional: Tearful anti-government protestors gather around flowers that have been left for the 25 people who died during the clashes this week.
07. Flowers: Wreaths have been laid all around the square as a tribute to the victims of the violence.
08. Thousands of people crammed into the square and held up lighters or phones as the bodies were carried through the city.
More photos can be found here: Daily Mail.
To honor Ukraine’s fallen a group of us will be holding a candlelight memorial this Sunday evening (Feb. 23rd). You don’t need to be ethnically Ukrainian or live in Ukraine to take part in this international event - everyone’s invited to this unified act of remembrance.
(GIF: NBC News)
The Egyptian military said Wednesday that it had ousted President Mohammed Morsi and suspended the country’s constitution. Armored cars, tanks and troops deployed in the capital in what advisers to the president described as a coup.
You should have heard by now from the news and at twitter about what happened in my country…
Video: Short documentary on the ‘Idle No More’ movement:
In a continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance, Canada’s Idle No More movement aims to protect the Constitution Treaty Rights of the Indian Act, threatened by the proposed C-45 Bill. A short film has been created to promote their aims.Read more and watch beautiful short film: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/340794
One of the best short films I’ve seen on the movement. MUST WATCH.
Members of a First Nation in northern British Columbia have evicted surveyors working on a natural gas pipeline project from their territory, seized equipment and set up a roadblock against all pipeline activity.
This is Tahrir Square in Cairo right now: occupied, lively & packed with protesters.
Anti-Morsi demonstrators filled the Square last night after a decree issued on Thursday expanded his powers and shielded his decisions from any sort of judicial review until the election of a new parliament expected in the first half of 2013.
“We don’t want a dictatorship again. The Mubarak regime was a dictatorship. We had a revolution to have justice and freedom,” 32-year-old Ahmed Husseini said in Cairo.
Definitely a live-stream to keep bookmarked in the days and weeks to come. It seems a safe bet these protests will continue, until such a time as Morsi clarifies his intentions, or cedes back the extralegal authority he’s claimed for himself.
Massive rally floods the streets for the independence of Catalonia in Barcelona.