Angry Mob Tosses Ukrainian Politician Into the Trash

Angry Mob Tosses Ukrainian Politician Into Trash Can 1:04

One of Kiev’s prominent politicians is full of rubbish — or rather, the rubbish is full of him. Vitaly Zhuravsky, once a member of former President Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions and now a member of the Economic Development Party, came face-to-face with an angry mob outside Ukraine’s parliament.

Having a history of authorizing bills placing restrictions on anti-government protests and criminalizing libel did not appear to play well in his favor. Protesters, shouting profanities, tossed the neatly dressed lawmaker into a trash can, dousing him with water and clocking him with a tire. Zhuravsky was ultimately able to crawl out of the bin and escape the mob.

— Emily Christensen-Flowers