#5. Orange Revolution 2004-2005
On November 22, 2004, thousands of peaceful protestors filled the Independent Square in Kiev to
protest election results in Ukraine and the power of the elitist government to falsify election results. These non-violent protests became known as the Orange Revolution. On December 3rd, a victory ensued for Orange Revolutionists and Viktor Yushcenko supporters. The Supreme Court of Ukraine called for a
recount and a new election. Under the scrutiny of international observers, this election went off without a
hitch. Yushchenko was declared the official winner and with his inauguration on 23 January 2005 in Kiev,
the Orange Revolution ended. As part of the Orange Revolution, the constitution changed and shifted the
power from the Prime Minister to the parliament. Unlike the bloodless Orange Revolution, these protests
resulted in more than 100 deaths, occurring mostly between 18 and 20 February.