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Will of the People: Fed Up With Propaganda, Unarmed Citizens in Donetsk, Ukraine, Take Over TV Station

This is breaking news from the city of Donetsk, capital of the industrial Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. Here, thousands of unarmed citizens, fed up with Kiev and Western propaganda, stormed the regional TV station compound guarded by local police. They chanted “Shame on Ukraine media,” “Police with the people,” “TV channel for Donetsk People’s Republic,” and “We want truth on TV.”

After brief negotiations, the police stood down and let people into the building. Only a limited number of protestors went inside to prevent crowding and so not to damage anything. See the video below for live action (Rus.). In the video, you can hear voices, “Careful, don’t break anything, it all belongs to the people.” The majority of the protestors, many women, stayed outside.

Background:

The Russian-speaking Donbass region, consisting of two oblasts, Donetsk and Lugansk, has rebelled against the illegal authorities in Kiev that came to power as a result of the 2/22/2014 coup against the democratically elected president Yanukovich (whatever we think about him, he was the legitimate president). Residents of Ukraine call the new Kiev authorities “the Kiev junta.” The Kiev junta politicians, officially supported and financed by the US and EU, and fortified by the armed nazi/ultra-nationalist element from Western Ukraine, have aggressively infringed on the rights of the Russian-speaking NATIVE population of East and South by denying them the right to speak their own language, turning off all Russian TV/radio channels and expelling Russian journos; by filling Ukrainian channels with Kiev/US propaganda grossly distorting and contradicting the realities on the ground. Read the rest of this entry

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