Protesters thwart city government attempts to clear Maidan (PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

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Aug. 07, 2014 14:23
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Tires have been lit on Independence Square, also known as the Maidan, to protest the city government's attempt to clean up the square from the protesters on Aug. 7.
Photo by Borislav Bereza

Protesters have resisted the most serious attempt yet to clean up Maidan, or Independence Square, since the EuroMaidan Revolution ended with the ouster of the corrupt President Viktor Yanukovych on Feb. 22. Dozens of remaining demonstrators – perhaps more than 100 – set tires on fire on Kyiv's main square to protest the government's attempt to free the city's main road for traffic.

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