Ukraine's capital city hosted the procession, with hundreds of citizens paying tribute to the Heavenly Hundred, the collective name of protesters who deceased during the Revolution of Dignity. UNIAN news agency's correspondent reported that on Thursday evening.
The event started with a memorial mass at Mykhailivsky cathedral, where many protesters found sanctuary after the attack of law enforcers on December 11, 2013. After the mass, procession members gathered near the Wall of Memory and marched on to the Alley of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred.
The procession was co-organized by several patriotic NGOs, which involve surviving participants of those horrific events, families of the deceased protesters, medics and volunteers who helped the protesters during the revolution and other caring citizens.
The mass murder during the Revolution of Dignity in February 2014 became one of the key events in Ukraine's history.
The day of Heroes of Heavenly Hundred is a memorial date that is supposed to remind Ukrainians about that tragedy. Three days in February 2014 - February 18, 19 and 20 - marked the hiatus of the deadly face-off between protesters and the Berkut riot police, which turned the downtown Kyiv into a true battlefield. During these three days, law enforcers and government-hired thugs beaten up, crippled and shot dozens of people. The overall number of fatalities over these three days exceeded 100; hence, the collective name, the Heavenly Hundred.