An Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation survey of 1,037 protesters
on and around Independence Square conducted on Dec. 7-8 found that of those who
came from other regions in Ukraine, only 8 percent said they were there because
their visit was organized by a political party of civil society organization.
The remaining 92 percent said they came on their own
initiative, the survey found.
As a whole, 70
percent of respondents said that the main reason why they came to protest was
because of the Nov. 30 beating of demonstrators by police. Nearly 54 percent
said they are protesting because Yanukovych didn’t sign the association
agreement with the European Union.