Anniversary of Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine: Memorial rally begins in Kyiv

Common citizens, activists, volunteers reached the Presidential Office in the downtown capital
19:24, 21 November 2019


Members of NGOs, volunteers, activists and common citizens of Ukraine gathered next to the building of the Office of the President. They are gathering for a memorial rally timed to the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. 

According to 112 Ukraine TV channel, these people came there to remind the President that the cases of Euromaidan and the Revolution of Dignity are still not solved. "They started their procession from Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square and walked along the Heavenly Hundred Alley, brought flowers and lit the candles paying tribute to all those who perished during the Revolution of Dignity", the journalist said.  

Friends and relatives of those who lost their lives in these events came to the Alley to mourn them.

The police maintain public order in the government quarter; the situation is calm.

Related: Action in memory of victims of Revolution of Dignity takes place on Maidan Nezalezhnosti

Previously, President Zelensky and first lady Olena Zelenska also honored the memory of those who deceased during the Revolution of Dignity.

As is known, on November 21, Ukrainians mark the Day of Dignity and Freedom. It takes people back to the events of two revolutions in Ukraine; the Orange Revolution took place in 2004, and the Revolution of Dignity occurred in late 2013-early 2014.

On November 21, 2013, a rally began in Kyiv, as people protested against the government's decision to suspend the signature of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The protesters demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Mykola Azarov. When the police rudely dispersed that peaceful demonstration, even more people reached Kyiv's Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, protesting against such brutality. More than 20 countries all over the world supported Ukraine with solidarity actions. In January and February 2014, the events in Kyiv eventually led to an open conflict with law enforcers. According to official data, at least 108 people deceased in street fights; most of them suffered fatal gunshot wounds, others were beaten to death by government-hired thugs.

Related: Could we imagine that Revolution of Dignity would be used by indignants? - Zelensky

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