Maidan, Kiev, Ukraine. Sat 22nd Feb 2014
During the Maidan protests in Kiev that eventually lead to the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovich, the brickwork floor of Independence Square had been used in various ways to aid the protesters fight. This included barrier reinforcement and use as missiles against pro-government forces.
During the funeral processions I witnessed on Saturday 22nd February, I observed these brickwork towers had been re-appropriated as memorial shrines. At this point the protesters were taking time to remember the heroes that had fallen during the struggle, but were still ready to defend the encampment if they were forced to.