These photographs were taken at the central Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine the night from Friday to Saturday, November 30, 2013. The small group of pro-EU peaceful protesters, mostly young students were surrounded by riot police Berkut ready to attack. In just a couple of hours policemen brutally dismissed and beaten these students destroying their tent village. Such violent and bloody action became known as a Bloody Saturday, and lead to much more massive rally EuroMaidan against pro-Russian regime of President Victor Yanukovych which rejected closer ties of Ukraine with the European Union.

У ніч на суботу 30-го листопада 2013 р. міліцейські загони “Беркуту” брутально розігнали мирний студентський пікет Євромайдану на Майдані Незалежності в Києві. Ця ніч увійшла в історію України, як Кривава субота.

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

EuroMaidan Kyiv: Bloody Saturday

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