Some of the pictures - and the accompanying narrative - that have come across Twitter from Kiev have been truly amazing, yet the story barely merits a word or two in the United States.
People are being killed, police are being beaten, priests are forming human shields and the night is lit up with scenes that make Oakland in October, 2011 look like a Zen garden
With President Viktor F. Yanukovych and antigovernment demonstrators at an impasse here, a cease-fire disintegrated on Friday night as the Ukrainian capital convulsed in renewed violence and fire bombs lit up the night sky.Here are a few twitter images, roughly in chronological order.
Civil unrest spread across the country earlier on Friday as protesters laid siege to government buildings in at least nine other cities - occupying some and thronging outside others.
Spectacular, hellish images from Kiev as fiery clashes btw anti-govt protestors & security police rage into Sat morn pic.twitter.com/IcuWOpQoJl— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 25, 2014