Protesters Just Toppled The Lenin Statue In Kiev — Video Captures The Historic Moment

Michael Kelley
Business Insider
12/8/2013

Protesters in Ukraine have reportedly toppled a statue of former Russian leader Vladimir Lenin as demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovich’s turn toward the Kremlin continue.

The monument was erected in the 1950s when Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union.

This video shows the statue falling and the subsequent celebration…

 

 

 

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Update: Powerful Photos Of Protesters In Kiev Triumphantly Hammering The Toppled Lenin Statue

 

Update 2:  Ukraine opposition plans biggest protest since 2004

…The size of the protest, the third mass rally in successive weekends, increased the pressure on Yanukovych who further galvanised his opponents by meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in almost total secrecy on Friday.

The party UDAR (Punch) of world boxing champion turned opposition leader Vitali Klitschko claimed “nearly a million” had turned out in Kiev.

Police estimated the turnout at 100,000 and AFP correspondents said there were several hundred thousand present.

The opposition is calling another major rally for Monday in a bid to sustain the momentum and force concessions from Yanukovych…

 

 

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