Wednesday, January 22, 2014

From Peaceful Protests to Violent Protests-Ukraine

In the past three months there have been peaceful anti-government protests until this past week. It suddenly turned violent with 2 people dying during the violent protest. These protests started because of the Ukrainian government trying to forge closer ties with Moscow and because of human rights violation. The opposition leader on Wednesday urged the president to hold early elections within 24 hours. The opposition leader said, "Early elections will change the situation without bloodshed and we will do everything to achieve that." If the president doesn't decide to hold early elections, the president should expect more violent protest rather than peace according to the opposition leader. What had started the violent protest all of sudden was the anti-protest legislation that had passed last week. On top of that they also passed a law expanding the powers of riot police, letting them use a variety of weapons. It is said that President Viktor Yanukovych won't act unless Russia, Germany, or the U.S says to put an end to it. To read more about the violent protests click here to read the article.

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