Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks

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Clashes between protesters and riot police in the center of Kiev continued Tuesday as the worst street violence Ukraine has seen since anti-government demonstrations began in November stretched into a second night.

 

Clashes between protesters and riot police in the center of Kiev continued Tuesday as the worst street violence Ukraine has seen since anti-government demonstrations began in November stretched into a second night.

 

© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankClashes between protesters and riot police in the center of Kiev continued Tuesday as the worst street violence Ukraine has seen since anti-government demonstrations began in November stretched into a second night.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
1/11
Clashes between protesters and riot police in the center of Kiev continued Tuesday as the worst street violence Ukraine has seen since anti-government demonstrations began in November stretched into a second night.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankRioters threw Molotov cocktails, stones and fireworks at police lines.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
2/11
Rioters threw Molotov cocktails, stones and fireworks at police lines.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankVehicles were also set alight during the clashes, which took place in temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
3/11
Vehicles were also set alight during the clashes, which took place in temperatures of minus 10 degrees Celsius.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankLaw enforcement officers responded with plastic bullets, stun grenades and arrests.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
4/11
Law enforcement officers responded with plastic bullets, stun grenades and arrests.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankKiev officials said Tuesday that 122 protesters have been hurt and 50 hospitalized.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
5/11
Kiev officials said Tuesday that 122 protesters have been hurt and 50 hospitalized.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankUNIAN news agency cited health officials as saying three demonstrators lost an eye and that one had a hand amputated as a result of injuries sustained in the fighting.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
6/11
UNIAN news agency cited health officials as saying three demonstrators lost an eye and that one had a hand amputated as a result of injuries sustained in the fighting.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankThose injured reportedly include two journalists from Russian newspaper Izvestia and the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
7/11
Those injured reportedly include two journalists from Russian newspaper Izvestia and the US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
© RIA Novosti . Grigory Vasilenko / Go to the mediabankWhile initially focused on the EU decision, discontent in Ukraine has steadily taken on a more general anti-government character.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
8/11
While initially focused on the EU decision, discontent in Ukraine has steadily taken on a more general anti-government character.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankThe latest violence, which has reached a previously unseen level of intensity, broke out Sunday evening after a mass rally that brought hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Kiev.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
9/11
The latest violence, which has reached a previously unseen level of intensity, broke out Sunday evening after a mass rally that brought hundreds of thousands of people to downtown Kiev.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankClashes continued throughout Monday and into Tuesday morning despite an appeal for calm and an offer of negotiations by President Viktor Yanukovych.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
10/11
Clashes continued throughout Monday and into Tuesday morning despite an appeal for calm and an offer of negotiations by President Viktor Yanukovych.
© RIA Novosti . Andrei Stenin / Go to the mediabankRiot police in the Ukrainian capital have formed lines by the Dynamo stadium, blocking mobs from reaching the city’s government quarter. They have built large bonfires, apparently to keep themselves warm in the freezing conditions.
Street Violence in Kiev: Molotov Cocktails, Stones and Fireworks - Sputnik International
11/11
Riot police in the Ukrainian capital have formed lines by the Dynamo stadium, blocking mobs from reaching the city’s government quarter. They have built large bonfires, apparently to keep themselves warm in the freezing conditions.
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