Over 10,000 protesters resist police in central Kiev

Riot police officers detaining a protester in Kiev on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Ukrainian riot police moved in force early on Wednesday into part of the Kiev square where protesters are demonstrating against a government decision to rebuild trade
Riot police officers detaining a protester in Kiev on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Ukrainian riot police moved in force early on Wednesday into part of the Kiev square where protesters are demonstrating against a government decision to rebuild trade ties with Russia rather than move closer to the European Union. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KIEV (AFP) - Over 10,000 Ukrainian protesters on Wednesday filled Independence Square in central Kiev in defiance of the storming of their protest camp by anti-riot police, an AFP correspondent said.

Instead of dispersing, the numbers of protesters swelled after the police action and dozens formed human walls to prevent more riot police from entering the square from adjoining roads.