On 31st of August the protest, against the revision of the Ukrainian constitution, lead by the Sovboda in front of the Rada in Kiev turned to a tragedy. A protester, allegedly a member of the Sich Battalion, tossed an explosive device at the National Guard which was protecting the Ukrainian Parliament in Kyiv. The balst killed three servicemen and injured over 90.
The clashes looked like an inverted scene of the Maiden. People who once stood on Maiden facing the brutality of the Berkuts, were now standing in uniforms of the National Guard with the same will of building a better Ukraine. Holding their position in an incredible calm. The Sovboda protesters on the other hand, managed to reach an unprecedented level of irony, were beating up lonely volonteers and servicemen they managed to pull out of their ranks with their party leader, Oleh Tyahnybok, at their side.
After hearing about the explosion, I made my way to the Rada and arrived an hour and a half after the blast.
Shortly after being hit in the forehead by a rock, medics provided me first aid and bandaged my head. The National Guard secured my way to the ambulance, which was later stoned stoned by the protesters as we it was starting to drive away in direction of the hospital.
My injury was rather superficial, just a 4cm cut which was 3mm deep and no contusion. On the next day my head wasn't even painful, my swollen eye was the biggest annoyance.