Weapons of EuroMaidan in Kiev

Riots continue in Kiev for the second month now. During this time protesters learned not only how to build defense walls but also fight with Berkut (Бе́ркут) (special units of the Ukrainian militia) directly. If the main weapons were bricks and stones before, now they are using lasers to blind militia, shower them with Molotov cocktails. Some exotic medieval weapons also occur: axes, bows and other copies of an ancient weapons. They even built the catapult. But it didn't last long, riot police demolished it, at the first night of its existence. Protesters use helmets, wooden masks, respirators, gas masks as an armor. In order to protect their legs, parts of sleeping bags and wooden boards are used.

Situation got out of control in the last couple of days. Video from Kiev reminds more of a war scene than a protest. In order to scatter protesters riot police uses: flash grenades, gas grenades, couple types of aerosol gas, shotguns with rubber bullets.

Here are the photos of attacks and how people defend Euromaidan.

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  • xdvx
  • January 22, 2014, 10:43 am
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    • Slash
    • January 23, 2014, 5:17 am
    - xdvx January 23, 2014, 5:24 am
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    You have to love catapult, why they haven't built more of those?

    • Darius
    • January 22, 2014, 5:02 pm
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    This is how you fight for your freedom, for yourself and your rights, don't give up, fight till last drop of your blood, if you win this battle you will be the greatest nation of the world!!! Time to end this corruption, you will put the spark on this globally!!!

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    Fuck the Ukranian Government. More people need to take up arms and join the fight. Provided there are capable intelligence personnel siding with the Resistence; this battle CAN be won, and the people will prevail. The Ukranian government forgot something:


    • dust7
    • January 23, 2014, 10:05 am
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    And to the United States of America and its people:

    It won't be long at all before this happens in your country. Your government has already proven how corrupt it can be, and reform is nothing more than a parlor trick, or sleight-of-hand being conducted before the public, while the real work behind closed doors involves PERPETUATING the corruption and out-of-control intelligence agencies. Every word that comes out of the ivory tower known as Washington DC is a LIE! Think for yourself instead of listening to the Amerikan propaganda machine! We stand in solidarity with our comrades in the US fighting to topple the corrupt Washington regime. Stand together and fight!

    • dust7
    • January 23, 2014, 10:12 am
    I was born and raised in Washington DC. Its a whole city with people and everything not an ivory tower of the government.
    - American January 23, 2014, 6:57 pm
    Of course it's full of people and every thing, that's how most cities are.
    And you know what? most of them are probably innocent in all of the shit that is going on in this country, just as they are in any city/country where a government is corrupt and dysfunctional. But the thing is that between the shit laws that are being passed, the fucking awful rulings coming out of the supreme court, and Obama attempting to fast track the Trans-Pacific partnership (a trade deal being negotiated in secret, with no congressional oversight, with out public knowledge, and with 500 corporate "advisors". plus, to top that off, we had to rely on friggen wikileaks to even get a glimpse of whats in it.)
    And that's not all, The Major news networks are all but ignoring the actual issues in the country (and the world) giving little to no attention to any actual foreign news (outside britain with the royal family and the 'Benghazi scandal" which we are so fucked up on that we have no idea what actually happened). Combine this with the NSA spying, the fact that corporations don't pay any real amount in taxes (overseas bank accounts really save them some cash which is bullshit) Net neutrality being killed off, the bush tax cuts to the wealthiest americans, the fact that the government is trillions of dollars in debt (thanks to two wars, and having to bail out the entire fucking economy of the god damn world because the fucking banks screwed people and gambled with our money then came begging to us to bail them out.) and the fact that The republican leadership is literally going fucking insane comparing obama to a dictator (which he's not even close to) blaming him for not doing anything (even though they haven't done a fucking thing to work with him in any sense of the word) and are working themselves into a frenzy and comparing any person who wants to discuss income inequality to a nazi/socialist/marxist/communist/leftist/liberal (they literally use these words so interchangably that people have no idea what the difference is, and there are HUGE differences between them. plus it's not even close to the issue that people want to discuss)

    Look they may not be living in "Ivory towers" but the entirety of congress is completely out of touch with the reality that most of us live in. Obama is not a great president, but he could be decent if given half a chance to actually get his job done.
    The point i'm trying to make is that Americans have a FUCK TON of problems we are dealing with and i haven't even come close to listing them all in the message above. blaming the people of washington is wrong, But our leaders? the people running the show in congress, who work for the donations and to be re-elected over doing things to actually help the people? they are fucking frauds and shouldn't be given the chance to run our government again.
    He's right, these protests are about to come to the US, and when they do i wouldn't be shocked to see the government attempt to crack down on them again like they did with the occupy movement. We need to force them to change what they are doing because it's killing our country, our world, and is going to rip our country to shreds. And in all honesty we need to do this soon because as of right now the "republicans" (if thats what you think they really are, though if you follow the cash the Tea Party gets it's money from right wing corporations) will work themselves into a frenzy of retarded misinformation and wind up starting the next american "Revolution" in which either the government crushes us all, or we establish a theocracy with corporations/banks running the show behind the scenes (not like they aren't already)
    Point is this, it's time for us to start our peaceful actions and demonstrations and bring about a real government for the people. if we don't do it peacefully now it will likely be a bloody revolution later and that is something that we should truly be aiming to avoid.
    - 24paperwings January 29, 2014, 3:57 pm
    you have no idea,the state of Connecticut has created a situation that could ignite a second civil war. with the new gun law they passed otherwise law abiding people became felons overnight simply because they own a rifle that looks scary. I'm really curious how that's going to play out because its going to be over 100000 people against 1280 state police officers the first time an otherwise innocent person is killed by the police attempting to enforce that law it will ignite a powder keg that they will never be able to put out.

    with all the lies, the corruption, the political classes' contempt for the citizenry, the spying, and the government's desire to control every aspect of our lives if it wasn't for the fact that most people care more about what Justine Bieber said this week rather than the fact that their rights being trampled on I think DC would be burning by now.
    - molonlabe February 28, 2014, 10:58 pm
    he had two years with complete control of the house and senate he could have passed any law that he wanted that could have helped the country he chose to go around the world on an apology tour, then throw away 600 billion dollars on a stimulus package that didn't create anywhere near the number of jobs he said it would and hundreds of millions of dollars from it disappeared nobody knows what it was spent on. he then rushed through a healthcare law that nobody who voted on it bothered to read now people are losing their jobs, getting their hours cut 6 million lost their health insurance because their policies don't comply with the law they aren't able to get a new one because the website doesn't work and on top of that they are getting fined for it, he refuses to allow the construction of a pipeline that will create thousands of jobs for what reason I have no idea the EPA under his direction is trying to destroy the coal industry and on top of all this you can't open a business anymore without countless bunches from the .gov's alphabet soup of regulatory agencies taking a chunk out of you.

    I've been to countries in the middle east that have no income taxes, no property taxes the only thing they have is a small sales tax the small amount of poor they have are taken care of, they have a very good universal healthcare system, a fantastic infrastructure system and businesses of all kinds are booming you would be surprised what happens when the government just leaves people alone and lets them make money.

    and the other side issues their own solutions for the country's problems every day but nobody listens and the media doesn't report it because they want to proliferate the lie that they aren't doing anything to help
    - molonlabe February 28, 2014, 11:17 pm
    If this isn't a bluff and they are dumb enough to make good their threat, blood will be spilled and CT will be the spark that brings the ceiling down on the traitors in office in every level of government from city to federal. I'm confident that things would be quiet for the most part in my neck of the woods since the police, people, and state government are more or less on the same side of things, but I'd bet money that CA would split north and south and a lot of states east of the Mississippi would be total cluster fucks. And I don't see much of the military fighting against us thankfully, most seem to take their oaths more serious that their bosses in DC. The only ones we'd really need to be concerned about are the ones fresh out of basic and the COs that "just follow orders". But the good thing about the people who care more about beaver than their rights is they'd be easy to get angry and point in the right direction when the realization that the government doesn't give dick about them kicks em in the ass.
    - triclebickle March 1, 2014, 6:18 am
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    Of the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Kiev, one group broke off and attempted to storm the parliament in open defiance of new, stringent anti-protest laws. Shields bearing crosses protect protesters from stun grenades lobby by the riot police.
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    Protesters also "used the charred shells of police vans" that were burned in the riots both as shields and to make barricades.
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    They don’t look like much, but Gazeta.ru reported that 40 cops were hospitalized and 70 were wounded
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    Sticks are useful, but some protesters showed some flair by launching fireworks at the police.
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    • Linas
    • January 23, 2014, 12:11 pm
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    Please find footage of the police throwing Molotov's. I have seen it on the live web feeds from yesterday morning.

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    This makes me want to follow this more, leave it to ukraine to do protesting/rioting right

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    >posted over a day ago
    >1902 points
    ............... i call bullshit

    Facebook shares count towards points. We have a lot of lurkers.
    - triclebickle January 23, 2014, 7:16 pm
    amazing huh, great post by the sites #1
    - poopiteepoop January 23, 2014, 8:29 pm
    oh it does? hell I didn't know that... nice
    - Dragkyre January 23, 2014, 11:39 pm
    brb spam sharing all my posts
    - Dragkyre January 23, 2014, 11:40 pm
    over 100k people have seen this already, and this post were in reddit's /r/worldnews front page.
    - Linas January 24, 2014, 2:17 am
    yewww sharenator!
    - Dragkyre January 24, 2014, 5:04 am
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    To any and all naysayers: We know what we are doing. We will succeed, or we will die trying.

    • dust7
    • January 23, 2014, 10:21 am
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    Get out of here, STALKER.

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    Wow, i wish i could have a post that blows up this fast. But, nice job dude +3 And that is some pretty crazy stuff. Good thing my country hasn't done that yet. But you never know, they could.

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    For some reason it reminds me of a game. But I dont know which game it would be.

    • Vans
    • January 28, 2014, 9:18 pm
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