Lutheranska pictures, Kyiv

fire2This particular barricade was pretty flimsy by the standards of the barricades erected by protesters over the last week or so in central Kyiv.

About 100 metres away is an encampment.

It is about 30 yards square and maybe 600 metres from Independence Square in Kyiv.

This was set up yesterday by protesters in a bid to disrupt the smooth running of government officials as they move from building to building in the administrative heart of the city.

At 8.45pm, it was surrounded on three sides by police, and hundreds of protesters had joined it via the one remaining access point on Lutheranska.

In passageways to neighbouring courtyards leading off this street and a street leading to it, police are standing with shields. Behind them are buses revving their engines.

There was barbed wire in the barricade which has now disappeared, but it was largely used to stop cars from moving smoothly in the area.

The pictures show one of the flimsiest barricades in the city being dealt with.

There is no trace of the barricade now.

It is the only barricade I have witnessed being dismantled. These are all the pictures I have – couldn’t upload from scene directly to my site on my iPhone and had to walk to centre to put these up.

Bulldozer in Lutheranska Street
Bulldozer in Lutheranska Street

Police in Lutheranska, Kyiv
Police in Lutheranska, Kyiv
Concrete flower bowls were used to block an entrance into Lutheranska by protesters
Concrete flower bowls were used to block an entrance into Lutheranska by protesters
Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
This is the view from within the small encampment in Lutheranska Street. Just behind me, the remaining camp members were huddled around an oil drum or, to the exit to the left, standing in a line in front of another line of riot police
This is the view from within the small encampment in Lutheranska Street. Just behind me, the remaining camp members were huddled around an oil drum or, to the exit to the left, standing in a line in front of another line of riot police

The bulldozer in actionThe bulldozer in action

Lutheranska Street, KyivLutheranska Street, Kyiv

Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
Lutheranska Street, Kyiv
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