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Angry Mob Tosses Ukrainian Politician Into the Trash

Protesters, shouting profanities, threw out a neatly dressed statesman into a trash can on the streets of Kiev.
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/ Source: Reuters

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