24 November 2005

OR Anniversary, 15:30 Here’s the Orange

Just after leaving my house, heading toward Maidan on the Zhytomyrska highway into Kyiv I am surprised to see a group of men on a pedestrian bridge overhead proudly waving orange flags. Beyond the bridge eight buses from Rivne were pulled over to the side of the road waiting for the rest of their convoy before continuing to Maidan.

This group, barely stopping to breathe between sentences, explained that they came from Rivne to celebrate a great victory. The victory of freedom. Smiles, flag waving, cars and trucks with horns blaring in acknowledgement -- a good start to the day.

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