For weeks hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have taken to the streets to protest president Viktor Yanukovych's refusal to sign a deal that would have brought the country closer to full EU membership. Demonstrations became violent two weekends ago when security forces cracked down on anti-government protesters who had taken control of entire sections of the city, including Independence Square, the heart of the country's 2004 Orange Revolution, as well as the main City Hall building. VICE's Tim Pool is on the ground in Kiev livestreaming the increasingly violent revolt.
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Photos from December 10, 2013 by Phil Caller who is in Kiev with Tim.