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Ukraine: Watch 5,000 swarm Maidan, one year on

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Video ID: 20141121-026 M/S People marching C/U Marcher M/S People marching M/S People marching M/S People marching, chanting C/U People marching C/U People marching M/S People marching C/U Man playing trumpet C/U Elderly women M/S People marching M/S Marchers standing in formation C/U Marchers standing in formation SCRIPT Approximately 5,000 people gathered on Mikhailovskaya square where they proceeded to march towards Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) in Kiev on Friday. The demonstration organised by self-proclaimed 'Maidan Forces' marks one year since the start of the protests that led to the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych from power. A memorial ceremony for those who died during the Maidan demonstrations also took place earlier on Friday on Kiev's Institutskaya Street. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who attended the ceremony was heckled by dozens shouting "shame" as he walked past parents of several of the deceased. A heavy police presence is expected in the Ukrainian capital later on Friday due to a planned gathering of volunteer battalions who oppose Kiev's handling of the ongoing conflict in south-east Ukraine. A large rally is also due to be held to commemorate the start of the Maidan movement. Friday has been designated "Dignity and Freedom Day" according to a decree signed by Poroshenko to mark the first anniversary of Maidan. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv