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Full Video of Protesters In Kiev Toppling, Decapitating Lenin Statue


Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer
December 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

A third week of protests are underway in and around Kiev’s Independence Square, where hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are furious with President Viktor Yanukovich’s decision to scrap a landmark deal with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia.

Some of that anger manifested itself on Sunday in the systematic toppling and eventual decapitation of a Vladimir Lenin Statue in Kiev.

Ultimately the question might be, “Why is there a statue of Lenin in Kiev in 2013?” Some Instagram videos of the action follow below:

A clear view of the decapitation:

Dude’s getting hammered:

AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov

AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov

Here’s what the enormous crowd looked like on Sunday:

AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko

AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko

And some tweets from Kiev:



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