Police beating people protesting currency collapse in Kiev [ENG SUBS]

Remember how under the "dictator" Yanukovich, the police didn't disperse the protesters but only repelled extremists advancing on Congress and President's Administration? Yeah, that is no longer the case.

And how back then police didn't open fire even when the protesters burned a police armored car with Molotovs? Here, at 5:07 one can clearly hear them say several times: "touch us, and we will shoot to kill".

Oh yeah, and the reason those people are protesting: under Yanukovich, dollar cost 8 hryvna. Now, it costs 34! Those people have dollar mortgages and loans - if before paying back say $50 a month took a quarter of their salary, now it may be more than they earn.

Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss?


Some highlights:
- Action starts around 2-minute mark
- At 5 minutes, police say they will shoot to kill
UPDATE: This event is more interesting due to reaction to it, not the fact that police beat some protesters up. This far from the first time we see the new government being worse than "dictator" Yanukovich, starting with dispersing the original Maidan, mass arrests against Kharkov austerity rallies, clashes by the Rada, etc. This may be the first time the capital police do this to a non-violent crowd, but hardly something shocking.




[police dispersing a Peace Rally in Kharkov in September] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OePKqF2PmKI




[remnants of Maidan dispersed in August]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRBvM16T4J4




What's interesting is the reaction: the event is exploding over a lot of Ukrainian media and social networks, apparently. Some popular bloggers are claiming it may be a staged excuse to topple Poroshenko, much like the carefully planned "Christmas tree" clash ultimately toppled Yanukovich.

Whether this is truly engineered, or the explosion of discontent is simply because common people and media alike smell the "blood in the water" (panic over the hryvna collapse just made the whole government hugely unpopular) is uncertain and may even turn out to be irrelevant - all that matters is what long-term fallout we will see. And this is already going way beyond a few hurt protesters and ruined tents...




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In case my subbed video gets taken down due to watermark, below I am posting the original (no subs) and all subs with timestamps:



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Take this down! - You don't understand what people are doing through.

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- I do understand. - People are being made homeless. Look at this [mortgage paper?]

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- Are you with the police? - Yes. What law are they breaking? - They are disturbing the peace.

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- So in your opinion, they have no right to stand here? - What do you mean "opinion"? Read the law!

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But people were standing on the Maidan [during revolution] asking for change... - They stood there, asked, that's the past.

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People here are also standing and asking. - They are free to ask, just don't disturb the peace.

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How are they breaking it? - Take all this stuff to your doorstep and enjoy!

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What choice do they have? - Take all that stuff inside, into their apartments!

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Do not touch this, this is my property!

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Boys, boys, we're all Ukrainians here!

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Stop this!

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Shame! Shame!

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Why?

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Someone call an ambulance!

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Call an ambulance!

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Someone call an ambulance!

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This is how you serve the people? Did we even lay a finger on any of you? Why?

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We were just standing around...

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You! Leave that woman alone! Pig!

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Get back!

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What are you doing? - Get back!

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People are standing peacefully, no one touched anyone, they simply put up a tarp...

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[police] Anyone hits us - we will shoot to kill.

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Aren't you afraid that the next government is going to use tonight's action against you?

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What do you want us to take down? That's not a tent, thats a [stand for posters]

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Aren't you afraid that the next government is going to say this was a crime, like after the Maidan?

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... great freaking job

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What are you doing? - Hit us and we will shoot to kill!

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You are so brave against women, you won't even take your mask off?!

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Guys, what are you doing, the country is collapsing around us, look what the government is doing - tomorrow you also won't be able to buy food with your salaries...

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That's it, we're leaving!

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Bravo, great job! Thank you! [not sure if sarcastic]

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F**king pigs!

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Calm down! Stop provoking them! Stop the noise! People live here!

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All step away onto the sidewalk!

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They don't understand that their salaries are now $10 a month! [possibly true - conscripted National Guard are fed and housed by the government]

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Curse you and your government!

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Shame on you! Shame!

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Let go of that woman! Why do you want to arrest her?

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Heroes! Heroes! [not sure if sacrastic]

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