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EuroMaidan: Mediated Protests, Rituals and Nation-in-the-Making

  • Dariya Orlova

Abstract

‘Please do not go beyond the barricades! They are shooting our guys there!’ — this alarming warning had been repeatedly voiced from the stage on Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), a central site of protests in Kyiv, on the morning of 20 February 2014. The message — full of despair, confusion and fear — reached far beyond the site of the protests, as hundreds of thousands of people were watching live broadcast of a severe stand-off between protestors and riot police in the very heart of the Ukrainian capital.

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