This day is considered as the birthday of the Maidan. A little earlier, President Viktor Yanukovych announced the suspension of agreements between the EU and Ukraine. Potesters appeared first time on Independence Square. Around 0,5 to 1 thousand protesting people. Contrary to the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv , which prohibited to establish tents, kiosks, canopies, including temporary and mobile during the peaceful mass actions, from 22 November 2013 to January 7, 2014 at the Independence Square, Khreschatyk Street and the European area, tents were still installed. The commandant of the tent city became Andriy Parubiy .
Police according to the decision of the court tried to stop activists to establish tents, so the first collision happened.