As Ukraine is rocked by the largest protests in history since Orange Revolution, take a look through the eyes of a Ustream broadcaster as they record their nation’s history in live time. Here is a recap in video and pictures of the intense pro-EU demonstrations happening as we speak; as protesters march through Kiev in protest of President Viktor Yanukovich’s refusal to sign an EU trade deal.
Protesters, Police Clash in Ukraine Amid Massive Pro-EU Demonstration
As a swarm of police invaded the thousands of Ukranian protestors before his very eyes, citizen broadcaster Aronets realized he had to take action. With no TV station crew or news reporters in sight, the world sat unaware as a nation demanded change from their government, and faced fierce retaliation. Before your imagination takes this story into Rambo mode, or any McGyver tactics to save the day, Aronets utilized a device each of use in our everyday lives (sorry James Bond). By simply using his smart phone and the Ustream Broadcaster App, Aronets placed a bright spotlight on the political unrest currently escalating in the Ukraine. LIVE. Before you scoff at the notion of live news, remove from your mind the traditional image of a rain soaked TV reporter being whisked away by strong storm winds. Thanks to technology, and the power of social media, not only can breaking events spread quickly via word of mouth, we now have the privilege to witness history through the eyes of the common man. In real time. This unprecedented, instantaneous access to the world is a concept assisting citizens of various nations, by giving transparency to their plights for democracy.
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