Oleksandr Burlaka, from the Maidan Nezalezhnosti series, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013-2014
In November 2013, Ukrainians gathered in Kyiv at Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) to defend their rights and future. Later, in various cities across the country, people organized protests, which were also called the Maidan by analogy. But the main Maidan was in Kyiv, on the main square of the country – with huge barricades and tent dwellings. Protesters used any suitable materials to build barricades. Kyiv Maidan became a symbol of national resistance, where people lived and fought for several months.
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