This report from the Ukrainian left organisation Social Movement is excerpted from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign. For the longer version and much more on this struggle, see the USC website.
Twenty cities experienced a wave of anger on 30 January against the government’s antisocial actions, in particular its draft legislation “On Labour”. The decision to carry out a national mobilisation was adopted at the Trade Union Forum on 16 January.
In Kyiv, thousands of protesters filled the road alongside the Cabinet of Ministers building. Trade union activists together with young leftists chanted