Protesters angry over cuts to benefits and subsidies scuffled with riot police outside Ukraine's parliament building on Thursday. They were joined by squeezed small-time entrepreneurs.
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And watch some tv footage of what happened here
Unlike demonstrations elsewhere, most of the protesters in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities seem to be well into grey-haired middle age with their knitted woolly hats and headscarves.
I think it is fair to conclude these folks were demonstrating because they really are desperate...they are at the end of their tether...it is is a matter of survival. You have to really feel sorry for them.
But they present no threat, they did not look anything like a violent mob, poor dears..
However if disaffected youngsters in their late teens and early twenties, the sort of people who normally demonstrate, were ever join them... These things are so hard to predict...