Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Ukraine Riot Police Get On Their Knees To Beg Forgiveness For Taking Part In Crackdown -pic

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Ukraine Riot Police Get On Their Knees To Beg Forgiveness For Taking Part In Crackdown -pic
Posted By: Jordon [Send E-Mail]
Date: Tuesday, 25-Feb-2014 10:08:28

These photos by Roman Baluk of Reuters show just how quickly the tables have turned in Ukraine.

During a rally in central Lviv on February 24, local riot police knelt as they apologized to residents for taking part in the crackdown on protesters in Kiev's Independence Square aka Maidan (though they insisted that they did not beat protesters).

Lviv, a city of 760,000 near Ukraine's Western border with Poland, sent thousands of of people to Kiev to fill and defend Maidan. On February 19, the city declared independence from the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted three days later by parliament.
Volodymyr Parasiuk, a 26-year-old protester from Lviv, became a hero on February 21 when he denounced a EU-brokered peace deal and instead called from Yanukovych's immediate ouster.
Subsequently, many of Lviv's police fled the city, but these men have decided to ask forgiveness from the people.

A symbol of the former Soviet Union was removed from the top of Ukraine's parliament building on Tuesday, as protesters took down a golden star that sat atop the building's flag pole. Opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok announced the star's removal in a parliament session on Tuesday, to no objections.

Protesters toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Dniprodzerzhynsk on Fatherland Day, Sunday, having overwhelmed a group of citizens who had assembled to protect the monument. February 23rd is observed in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and several other former Soviet republics as Day of the Defender of the Fatherland.

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1 comment:

Jay W said...

If it's Reuters it is definitely suspect as Reuters is the main cabal media piece .