Lviv students call the international community to pressure government of Ukraine

Hundreds of students in Lviv, located in Western Ukraine, have appealed to the international community to support peaceful protests in Ukraine and respond on government’s violent acts.

“We are standing on Euromaidan to show up our disagreement with the criminal acts of the government of Ukraine towards participants of peaceful rallies by abusing their human rights and civil liberties.”

“We appeal to the international community to take an active role in settling the situation in Ukraine, to impose sanctions to the President of Ukraine, to speak up in support of jailed protesters, to provide veracious coverage of events in Ukraine, to control bringing to justice of those, responsible for using the violence against protesters.”

Students appealing to the international community in Lviv:

Riot police knock down protesters in Kyiv:

Peaceful protests dominate in Ukraine

Media outlets look for dramatic footages of any protests. Yesterday violent street riots took place near Presidential Administration. Dozens radical protestors and at least 30 journalists were beaten by riot police – video by 24 Channel

At the same time, the majority of rallies took place peacefully. At least 500, 000 Ukrainians participated in rallies yesterday in Kyiv. Citizens came to the streets with their families, thousands came from other regions.

photo by KyivPost