Saturday, February 9, 2013

Yulia Tymoshenko Protest In Kiev

While visiting Kiev back in December Laura and I came upon the liveliest political protest we have seen in Ukraine so far.  It was organized by the political party All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" in favor of jailed politician Yulia Tymoshenko and against current Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

This was a hardcore protest as people seemed to be living in the tents on the sidewalks.

Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is currently in jail after being found guilty for breaking Ukrainian laws while setting up a gas contract with Russia while she was in power.  She has actually been held in prison  and then later in a hospital in Kharkiv.  

The sign below reads "No Political Repression" across the top.

This sign reads:  


A collage of Yulia who wears her hair in a traditional Ukrainian braid.

This sign reads "Freedom From Political Repression."

This sign protests current Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

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