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Police gain ground overnight on Maidan, beatings reported, at least 10 detained (UPDATED)

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Dec. 11, 2013 10:56
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Protesters stand near the entrance of the Trade Unions building following attempts by riot police to raid it on Dec. 11.
Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin

Acting on a court order and under the cloak of night, after 1 a.m. on Dec. 11 thousands of police and National Guard troops gained ground as they steadily advanced on Independence Square, taking down barricades, and arresting at least 10 protesters along the way. 

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