Kiev’s Pro-West Protests Paralyze Ukraine

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Mass protests in the Ukrainian capital — the largest since the 2005 Orange Revolution — have paralyzed the country, with protesters calling on Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych to not jettison his nation’s move towards integration with the European Union. The President’s unwillingness to release a political rival from prison in late November led to demonstrations and sit-ins that have spotlighted Ukraine’s awkward place on the geopolitical map, split between the influence of an expanding Europe and neighboring Russia.

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Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

It is amazing to see that  both Ukrainians in Kiev and Thais in Bangkok have risen simultaneously  to oppose what they believe are very oppressive regimes.  Politicians and dictators do not listen to the people till they get overthrown and killed like street dogs. First the Lenin statue and then  President Yanukovych  will get pulled down. I think he just has'nt learn his History lessons. 

socialjusticeED
socialjusticeED

I just wrote about this earlier today. It is a powerful time in Ukrainian history! www.teachingsocialjustice.com