What look like scenes from a science-fiction movie about urban warfare are the reality of the Ukraine protests. Fight for DEMOCRACY! And please with colors!
Protests against new anti-democratic laws in Ukraine are increasing in intensity, with four citizens reported dead and hundreds injured by the police.
These fantastic photos by Ilya Varlamov show that demonstrators are using rockets made with fireworks.
Reasons for the protests?
After the massive protests against the government’s rejection against the European Union in favor of an alliance with the former Russian oppressors, Kiev officials announced new repressive laws limiting the people’s right to protest. These urban battles are the people’s reaction to those laws.
Here is a video depicting some of the action. Fast forward to the three-minute mark to see the fireworks guns:
The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP)
Protesters use fireworks during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, late Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. (AP)
Discover more photos of this Ukrainian urban war here. AND MORE IMPORTANT: FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS!