Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: More than 10,000 come to EuroMaidan rally on Jan. 12 (live updates)
on social media

Watch video stream of EuroMaidan events here or here.

2:40 p.m. With the main part of the rally over with the singing of the national anthem, the crowd thins out as AutoMaidan activists make their way in a car caravan to go to President Viktor Yanukovych’s luxury Mezhyhirya estate outside Kyiv. However, Kyiv Post staff photographer Kostyantyn Chernichkin — riding in the convoy — reports that three trucks and three police cars have blocked the road to the president’s house, preventing protesters from getting close. Today’s event marks the eighth consecutive week of Sunday rallies since EuroMaidan began on Nov. 21 in opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych’s abandonment of closer ties with the European Union.

2:30 p.m. It’s the second rally for Halyna Trots, a 61-year-old pensioner from Vinnytsya. She reacts emotionally to every word from the stage, chanting “Bandits out!” She said she likes to listen to Tyahnybok as he often cites Shevchenko from stage. She applauds after every speech and said “it’s literally a great time for Ukraine.”

Exclusive article

Sign up or subscribe to view more articles.
Try Kyiv Post for just 99¢ for the first month!
See All Plans
Monthly plan
Get unlimited article access, anytime, anywhere.

Yearly plan
Access all the exclusive content on and the complete online archive.

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
More in this section

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?


Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?


Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?


Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?


Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: