Here is a photo showing Kiev’s Independence Square before and after the recent Ukrainian riots. The capital, Kiev, is in this state following clashes between anti-government protesters and police. This feud has so far left dozens of people dead.

The reason for the outburst has been due to the Ukrainian government’s recent decision to potentially ditch the idea of integration with Europe and instead increase ties with Russia. Protesters are not sure whether Ukraine will be a country with a democratic legal policy or Russian style oligarchy. Thousands made their way into Kiev and occupied Independence Square, where a lot of the clashes happened.

Ukrainian Riots: Kiev’s Independence Square – Before and After Photo

Ukrainian Riots: Kiev's Independence Square - Before and After Photo