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Bloody clashes erupt in Ukraine after defiant protest

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I wonder what Putin did to make them so angry in the Ukraine??

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EM, you can read about it online, except MSM. In brief, After weeks of student protests over the government’s failure to sign a European integration and association treaty, the police violently cracked down on protestors, and politicians passed a series of new laws in the middle of the night. Among them:

Criminal extremist activity is now redefined, broadly and loosely, that effectively criminalizes protest, press reports, or social media that is anti-government.

Insulting a policeman or judge is now a criminal offense. This includes behavior that “patently offends” or “shows insolent disrespect”.

Blocking of administrative buildings is now criminalized with a 5-year prison sentence.

Anyone who organizes an assembly in violation of ‘established procedures’ can be arrested.

The government has streamlined its ability to force Internet Service Providers to block certain websites it deems harmful in its sole discretion.

New amendments to the criminal code allow pre-trial and trial proceedings to be conducted, even if the defendant is not physically present to defend himself.

The laws go on and on. It’s Soviet stuff all over again. And people aren’t taking this lightly.

In total defiance of these new laws, the gun-toting police thugs, and the bone chilling winter cold, people are once again out in the streets.

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Elbuda Mexicano I wonder what Putin did to make them so angry in the Ukraine??

Sorry Putin is president of Russia

Yanukovych - president of Ukraine (and he is not pro Russian)

Jean In brief, After weeks of student protests over the government s failure to sign a European integration

Ukraine is an INDEPENDENT state - so it is not a duty/task of Ukranian president to sign some paper with EU

the police violently cracked down on protestors, and politicians passed a series of new laws in the middle of the night.

all December and January in the center of Ukranian capital Kiev Maidan was running at full scale something about : Ooccupy All , but with lot of aggression and violence toward police or passerby

Insulting a policeman or judge is now a criminal offense

It is not so in US ??

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