In Kyiv, about 200 cars packed with pro-EU protesters left European Square near Independence Square on Sunday morning.
They drove to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s residence, furious over a decision by the government in November to turn its back on closer ties with the European Union and turn instead to former Soviet master Moscow.
They were joined by over a thousand protesters who who walked 10 kilometers from the nearest metro station.
Sunday’s protest follows a prominent activist and opposition journalist being dragged from her car and badly beaten on Wednesday.
Tetyana Chornovol is known for her investigative reporting into corruption among top government officials. She remains hospitalised.
The attack has breathed new life into more than a month of opposition protests in the capital.
As thousands protested outside the president’s residence, tens of thousands remained in Independence Square listening to the speeches of government opposition leaders.
One of the leaders, Vitaliy Klychko, renewed calls for a nationwide strike, asking supporters to skip work after Orthodox Christmas, celebrated on 7 January.
- 1Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin
- 2Rescuers in China get aid through to quake-struck village on foot
- 3Two gunmen shot dead at art show featuring Mohammad cartoons in Texas
- 4Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist
- 5UK election: still too close to call, according to latest polls
- 1Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist | euronews, the global conversation
- 2Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin | euronews, world news
- 3euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 4Chomsky – a rebel with a cause | euronews, world news
- 5Anti-ISIL demonstrations turn violent in Ethiopia | euronews, no comment
- 6It’s a girl: Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth in London | euronews, world news
- 7Chernobyl Children: what makes Ukrainians born in 1986 different? | euronews, world news
- 8The migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean sparks creative satirical response | euronews, world news
- 9Europe is ‘bluffing’ over Greece-Russia relations – analyst | euronews, news
- 10Woman carries can of water on her head along Paris marathon | euronews, world news
- 11How Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu’s UNESCO heritage | euronews, world news
- 12Former IMF chief ‘under investigation for money laundering’ | euronews, world news
- 13ECB chief Mario Draghi unhurt after protest during speech | euronews, world news
- 14Portuguese researchers discover the secret of Mind Control | euronews, futuris
- 15International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 16International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 17eurovibes - a selection of Europe’s best music talent
- 18Andrea Ferrari: the graphene guru | euronews, science
- 19International news | euronews, latest international news
- 20Fighting Boko Haram: Chad aims to ‘destroy’ militant group | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 00:56 CET France, Saudi Arabia – Iran nuclear deal must avoid destabilising…
- 00:24 CET Britain can’t impose its agenda on EU – Juncker
- 23:22 CET Gunman in Mohammad cartoon attack in Texas monitored for years
- 23:04 CET Britain can’t impose its agenda on EU – Juncker
- 22:30 CET Central African Republic opens forum that aims to end conflict
- 20:46 CET Nigeria’s Boko Haram in disarray as government forces advance
- 20:39 CET Lithuania detains suspected Russian spy – prosecutor’s office
- 19:41 CET U.S. cannot confirm al Qaeda claim in blogger’s killing in…