During the night of the 21 November 2013, thousands of citizens gathered in Indipendence square, in Kiev, to protest against President Yanukovych who didn't sign a trade and cooperation dela with E.U.
Moreover the anti-governament protesters accused him to be pro - Russia and Corrupted.
They were asking his resignation and early elections.
Meanwhile In and around Donetsk, a region where 38% of the population identifies as ethnic Russian and where only a minority considers Ukrainian their mother language, few people have any appetite whatsoever for war, but separatist sympathies are decidedly strong. In an opinion poll conducted in February, 33% of the region’s residents declared they would support joining Russia. What that number might be today — with Russian troops massing across the border, with Crimea in Russian hands and with the interim Kiev government struggling to win legitimacy in the east — is anyone’s guess.
In its Arabic original place roots , the words means “square”, or public place.
But now, Maidan, it means in Ukranian what Greek word “agora”in English , a place where people deliberately meet, precisely in order to deliberate, to speak , and create a political society.
The protest unified people of different beliefs, different backgrounds, race and social classes.
You can find people from many different regions of the country, from all ages. The Christians protested together with Muslims and Jewish. The square has been occupied for more than 3 months , and to avoid the entrance of the riot Police, anti-government protesters have rised barricades with ice bags and snow at the beginning and anything they could fine when the temperature went up and the ice started to melt.