April 23, 2014
Ukrainian police enter square occupied by pro-EU protesters
Ukrainian riot police reoccupied part of the square in central Kiev today, where protesters have been demonstrating against the government's decision to pull out of negotiations on a trade pact with the European Union and rebuild economic ties with Russia.
Reuters witnesses said a singer on a stage in the centre of Independence Square urged police not to carry out their orders and not to harm the protesters.
Some of the protesters held their mobile phones in the air like candles and sang the national anthem.