The protests happened daily when we were here in September, and have been nearly daily this trip. The weather is quite cold, and I think that's taken some of the fight out of them.
Today, they were back out there. The main beef is government corruption, and the sitting government's refusal to call new elections. It isn't as big as what's going on nearby in Kiev, but has been interesting to observe as an outsider.
While I was out early Saturday AM, there was no one around and I had a chance to look at the different props that they have out there. A few tanks made of cardboard, some stars, posters, banners, and a lot of flags, mainly. There must be some folks that stay, though, as there are several tents that haven't moved since September or before.
It's interesting to see this going on, especially as a foreigner...great, in a way, as 25 years ago, none of this would have been possible. We've had nearly front-row seats to it, as our hotel is nearby. Hopefully, grievances will be properly, and non-violently fixed;