Kiev Rally Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Ukraine

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian protesters demanding the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich took to the central square of Kiev on Sunday in the largest demonstration yet against the ruling government.

The demonstrators, who have occupied Independent Square and many government buildings in the capital city for over a week expected as many as one million people to attend the rally.

Footage showed huge crowds gathering throughout the day despite the cold weather and growing political tension in a country that is now torn between its historic alliance with Russia and the push for closer ties with Europe.

As Reuters reports:

This Sky News report gives a sense of recent developments on the ground:

And this footage from Sunday afternoon, shows the heart of the opposition movement as the crowds gathered in Independence Square:

Twitter was flooded with updates, photos, and proclamations:

Tweets about “#kiev”

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