December 2, 2013
Protests in Ukraine have reached a new level. The New York Times reports that an estimated 1 million people took part in a rally Sunday, and thousands of people are still occupying Kiev’s Independence Square today.
Amazingly, the protests are believed to be even bigger than those that accompanied Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in 2004; protests which also focused on opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych. However, exactly what will happen next is hard to predict and there has already been significant violence on the streets of Kiev.
Here’s what you need to know about the protests.