The people running Kiev’s protesters’ village, and the man who’s their emcee

By Will Englund, December 13, 2013

KIEV, Ukraine — The thousands of Ukrainians who have committed themselves to the long-running protest on the Maidan, as they call it — Independence Square — are quite proud that no one is giving orders. It’s a three-week-old boomtown bursting with egalitarian yet individual initiative: everyone and anyone shoveling snow, tending fires in barrels, building barricades, passing out cups of tea, standing guard duty.

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