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:
Here’s what the enormous crowd looked like on Sunday:
And some tweets from Kiev:
— Maxim Eristavi (@MaximEristavi) December 8, 2013
— max seddon (@maxseddon) December 8, 2013
— Galal (@GalalAmrG) December 8, 2013
The Monument of Lenin has fallen! Kiev Ukraine December 8 2013 pic.twitter.com/WzFABX9Gb6
— Latvian History (@LatvianHistory) December 8, 2013