On February 9, 2014, 23 Maidans across the country adopted a statement in support of the hostages taken by the government. This was the first coordinated action by all of the Maidans.
Statement by the Ukrainian Euromaidans
Today hundreds of our friends, relatives, and loved ones are being kidnapped and held hostage by the government. They are being grabbed at home, on the streets, and even in hospital wards. They are beaten, tortured and humiliated, even if they’re wounded. They are being held in prisons, garages, and cellars or placed under house arrest. They’re being intimidated by verdicts in the courts as well as physical threats. And yet, [the government] is cynically offering to exchange their freedom for our obedience.
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