Dozens of Journalists Injured in Kiev During Protests, Five People Killed

By: Kristen Hare | Poynter

This AP photo made its way across Twitter Wednesday, showing journalists covering protests in Kiev. One, as you can see, wears a colander to protect his head instead of a helmet. Helmets, you see, were banned by the government.

It’s a moment that might seem silly, if seen out of context from clashes that have so far killed five. But journalists, like protesters, have been beaten and arrested.

BuzzFeed reporter Max Seddon shared this Instagram picture Thursday of Russian journalist Andrei Kiselev after an encounter with Ukrainian police.


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