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Opposition rallies as Tymoshenko calls for civil disobedience
March 9, 2004
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Posted by HW on April 23, 2017

Freedom of press
Some 10,000 supporters of the Our Ukraine, the Yulia Tymoshenko bloc and the Socialist Party held a rally by the Taras Shevchenko Monument in Kyiv in support of freedom of speech in Ukraine. The Opposition is rallying in the capital against the power's onslaught on freedom of press.

Headed by three
The rally has blocked road traffic in the downtown Kyiv moving towards Taras Shevchenko monument. Protesters are carrying banners of the Batkivshchyna, Socialist Party, UNA-UNSO, and signs saying Yushchenko-Yes! Viktor Yushchenko, Oleksandr Moroz, and Yulia Tymoshenko are heading the marchers.

Journalists
A group of Ukrainian journalists is waving signs reading "Free Speech", and logos of media outlets Radio Liberty, Radio Kontynent, Channel Five, Silski Visty. A band of drummers loudly chanting Kuchma - Out! Is accompanying the protesters.

Civil disobedience
At the rally, Yulia Tymoshenko urged Ukrainians to hold actions of civil disobedience. "We have to go over to serious civil revolts," Tymoshenko called noting that the majority of Ukrainians have nothing to fear and to lose.

Rebellion
In Tymoshenko's words, today the opposition is a minority within the parliament, and the only way to power is to rise in rebellion against the authorities in power. To this effect, the coalition leader called on all opposition leaders to unite.
 
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Moroz, Oleksandr (M) Politician Ukraine
Tymoshenko, Yulia (F) Politician Ukraine
Yushenko, Viktor (M) Politician Ukraine
 
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