Several hundred ‘titushkis’ advance on protester barricades in Kyiv, but then retreat
EuroMaidan self-defense groups march through central Kyiv on Feb. 8, after they repelled a potentional attack by a group of people, allegedly pro-government thugs, who advanced on barricades near the protester-occupied Kyiv City Hall.
© Pavlo Podufalov
EuroMaidan self-defense groups say they repelled a potential attack by a group of up to 2,000 people who advanced on barricades near the protester-occupied Kyiv City Hall about noon, but then hastily retreated after a strong show of force from the anti-government demonstrators.
A Kyiv Post journalist on the scene reported that at least 200 of the suspected “titushki,” the slang term for government-hired thugs, retreated by 1:30 p.m. to the Lva Tolstoho metro station and congregated near the McDonald’s restaurant near the metro entrance. The group was not armed…
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