Protests against the Independence Day parade
The fact that the Maydan was removed from the centre of the city just now is connected with the preparations for Independence Day celebrations on August 24th. It is a tradition that a military parade should cross the city streets on this day, whereas the majority of Kyiv citizens are against the parade now that a war is waging in the east of the country. The protest organised by community web portals attracted a significant number of participants, who are also spontaneously joined by passersby. The slogans on the posters say “No to parades during foreign raids”, “No time for military parading around Kyiv” or “Money for army rather than parades".