Well, by 8.30pm, it’s safe to say there weren’t a million people marching.
Several hundred thousand people passed through, popped in for a couple of hours or came to enjoy the Glastonbury vibe perhaps.
Before the attack on Lenin, the atmosphere was generally good-natured with only one report of tension between factions in Marinsky Park.
4.20pm – a pal there reported: “Most active spot is marinsky. Face off between regions lot, cops and demonstrators. Big green tents popping up all over as extension of maidan.
“Guys in helmets doing a good job here, seen them stopping troublemakers a few times.
“If scout around, some fairly unpleasant types on edge of crowd. Going home.”
Today’s rally is the acid test of support for the opposition who are demanding resignations and fresh elections.
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Riot police outside The Presidential Administration in Lutheranska.
Earlier, government supporters paraded near Parliament.
And an extraordinary day ends when the amazing Dakh Daughters band plays the main stage in Independence Square at 11pm.