Apparently the toppling of the Lenin statue in Kiev yesterday was the work of several dozen members of Ukraine’s fascist Svoboda Party. (These people are literally open Nazi sympathizers).
As hundreds of thousands protested against the government of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and its rejection of a pact with the European Union, some 30 people in masks surrounded the statue in central Kiev.
They brandished the blue flags of the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) group indicating they were likely linked to the party, two of whose deputies were also present.
A man placed a ladder against the massive plinth of the monument and climbed to the top of the statue itself. He placed a noose round the Lenin’s neck and attached cables to the rope.