“Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass riot”
Nearly two months ago, cell phone users near the violent clashes in Kiev, Ukraine, received these warnings. Here is a look at how protesters have fought back against the government.
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Independence Square on December 8, 2013, before violent protests began. This was the March of Millions in Kiev, capital of Ukraine.
During the riots, people were arming themselves with whatever they could. Here, protesters are using wooden shields and one even has a mace.
Protesters protecting themselves using homemade shields with crosses painted on them.
Here, a protester uses a hockey helmet to protect the head.
This protester is wearing medieval armour for protection.
This protester is wearing a hardhat while using a bow and arrows.
No bow? Use a makeshift slingshot.
Women are hitting sheets of metal to provide morale.
A bodyguard is protecting this medic.
These women help by making Molotov cocktails.
Along with medieval armour and bows and arrows, protesters built a trebuchet.
Creative protesters use fireworks to stun police.
Barricades like this one can be found all around Kiev.
The four founders of Kiev look on as their city is set on fire.
This is Independence Square on February 20, 2014, 3 months after the March of Millions.
*Click here for before and after photos of Kiev.
*Attend BARtalk #11 to find out more about what is happening in Ukraine right now.