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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Thousands of police armed with stun grenades and water cannons attacked a large opposition camp in Ukraine's capital on Tuesday that has been the center of nearly three months of anti-government protests after at least nine people were killed in street clashes. The police dismantled some of the barricades on the perimeter of Independence Square, and many of the protest tents were set on fire. But the 20,000 demonstrators fought back, armed with rocks, bats and fire bombs, and singing the Ukrainian national anthem.





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#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Unreal picture..... protestors and a police man.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

Saw the photo.


These protesters are serious.

Whatever they want the government needs to consider their demands.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-02-18 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

they swing better bats than some preseason mlb'ers...

#4 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-18 04:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

Man, those Ukrainians are not to be trifled with ...

#5 | Posted by censored at 2014-02-18 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

The fighting broke out a day after Russia threw a new financial lifeline to Mr. Yanukovych's government by buying $2 billion in Ukrainian government bonds.

The Russian aid signaled confidence from the Kremlin that important votes in Parliament expected this week to amend the Constitution and form a new cabinet will go in Russia's favor. It also highlighted the absence of any clear promise of financial aid from the European Union or the United States, which have supported the opposition in Ukraine.

Mr. Yanukovych negotiated a $15 billion loan with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in December, and Ukraine received a first segment of this soon afterward when Russia purchased Ukrainian bonds worth $3 billion. But Russia suspended further payments last month after violent clashes broke out in Kiev and the pro-Russian prime minister resigned.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 06:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Interfax reports that Ukraine protest leader Oleksandr Turchynov has been shot on Maidan stage http://t.co/IKJRtxXi1T -- Patrick deHahn (@patrickdehahn) February 18, 2014

Opposition MP shot while on the #euromaidan stage. Snipers are on rooves. Seems Titushki thugs and Riot Police have live ammo.— Tim White (@TWMCLtd) February 18, 2014

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 06:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oleksandr Turchynov says he's okay, chip got in his face @Turchynov |PR News -- Euromaidan PR (@EuromaidanPR) February 18, 2014

#8 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 06:53 PM | Reply | Flag:

So would you think the Ukrainian situation is more akin to Obama and Holder under orders from Wall Street going after OWS in NYC? Many in OWS elected Obama.

These types of uprisings are created and orchestrated so that average people die and the rich get richer.

#9 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-18 08:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Are you on crack now, or are you in remission?

#10 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-02-18 11:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yanukovych is too pathetic to order such brutality without direction from Moscow. They waited for Sochi distraction while West dithered. -- Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 19, 2014

#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-02-18 11:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... When People Refuse to be Sheeple!

**** Coming to the USA soon...and it's also a very good reminder that the PRIMARY ENEMIES of Democracy and Free Speech are the Police and the Military!!!

#12 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-02-19 12:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Here goes the USA inciting riots in other countries. Its cheaper than invading. Global economic domination is the goal. As the EU falls back into "Rentier Society Servitude", reminiscent of the Dark Ages, many Ukrainians dream of what appears to the better life EU nations enjoy. This makes it easy to manipulate people who will be trading one master for another.

#13 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-02-19 09:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

These uprisings just show that posters here on the dr are wrong when they say the 2nd amendment is outdated b/c people could never rise up against the government. I'm not advocating that mind you but, if people can rise up with rocks and firecrackers then a hefty portion of our population could rise up with actual weapons.

#14 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-19 10:30 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

the people of kiev are not chicken...

#15 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-02-19 10:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

Who is really behind this? All Americans need to be very wary of whom it is that has the power and creates the divide and animosity within a country necessary for it to eventually explode.

NEVER FORGET that those who control the social and news media have huge leverage to create such strife. This stuff grows by way of deception and never spontaneously out of the blue as portrayed.

Cultural and political divide can lead to greater divide. The media profits from it, and it is they who create our national divide and they continue to pour gasoline on it.

#16 | Posted by Robson at 2014-02-19 06:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think we can safely excuse the media in this case, Robson, although the Spanish-American War would bolster your case.

#17 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-02-20 03:24 AM | Reply | Flag:


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