The Right, the Left, and the Ukrainian Protests

Ukrainian artist Ivan Semesiuk on the nature of Ukrainian protest.

The revolutionary events in Ukraine are full of noticeable phenomena and know-hows. One of the most remarkable things is a clearly delicate and respectful treatment of private property and respect for human dignity by protesters. In Kyiv until now none of the privately-owned businesses situated within the conflict zone were damaged. None of the policemen were humiliated by the opposite side of the conflict. Some shop-fronts in Lviv were crushed, those which belong to businessmen affiliated with current Ukrainian authorities and connected to the mafia. At the same time, protesters are being killed, tortured, kidnapped, their property is being ruined, and their dignity and rights are being despised by and spit on by those who represent the regime. Looks unusual, doesn’t it?

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