Ukrainian protesters tore through towns all over their nation, ripping down statues of Vladimir Lenin, the communist dictator who had forced the Ukrainians under the Russian yoke after the Bolshevik revolution.
The Ukrainians drove their corrupt, pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich from the capitol of Kiev, while the opposition leader former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was freed from prison.
Amazing images of protesters tearing down the iconic face of socialism V.I. Lenin (also known as Vladimir Ulyanov) erupted into a fury on social media last night.
These photos are truly inspiring – at least to those able to recognize the significance of young people yearning to throw off the legacy of an oppressive system of government: socialism.
Not only were Lenin statues torn down, they were often bashed apart. (Via The Blaze)
This young man takes a sledgehammer to the man who once represented the hammer & sickle.
The protesters symbolically removed the socialist leader’s statues from their town squares.
This image, posted at CNN and shown for commentary purposes, accompanies an article on the Lenin statues being torn down. Conspicuously, in 20 images accompanying the CNN article, not a single one showed the socialist leader’s images actually town down by Ukrainian protesters.
Another powerful photo of a protester taking a sledgehammer to a Lenin statue.
The Ukrainians look forward with hope towards a future free of oppression and corruption.
h/t Kyle Becker