Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Ukraine's youth take city centre military-style

This from Reuters news agency outlines how Pora movement have long been prepared and the assistance they receive from the West - Pol Pop.

By Elizabeth Piper

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's young democracy activists had worked out a military-style operation to take over the heart of Kiev long before the opposition accused the authorities of stealing last week's presidential election.

Activists from democracy group Pora -- "It's time" -- formed the core of the occupation, jumping to orders from their "commander" to claim territory with a sprawling tent camp along the city's main thoroughfare and blockades at government buildings. . .


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