Fierce Heroes of Maidan: You sit here while I stand on Maidan, so don’t bother me.

Fierce Heroes of Maidan: You sit here while I stand on Maidan, so don’t bother me.

Voices of Ukraine

02.11.2014 uagolos.com
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine

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Roma, 14 years old, belongs to the Roma [people].  He has been on Maidan from the beginning. This boy from Kyiv Oblast first saw the events at home on television and then decided to go [to Maidan]. He helped with security, brought tea to the barricades and water to the tents and chopped wood.

But what is interesting is that Roma is periodically picked up by the police, passed on to social services and is then delivered back to his home, back to his parents. The boy runs away again like this every time, to Kyiv, to Maidan.

His parents are already used to this and are not worried because his 25-year-old cousin is already there. He watches out for Roma. Roma has a big family—two sisters and five brothers. I talked with several people on Maidan about the boy. Everyone…

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