Ukrainian Riot Police Ask For Forgiveness On Their Knees
These photos by Roman Baluk of Reuters show just how quickly the tables have turned in Ukraine.
During a rally in central Lviv on February 24, local riot police knelt as they apologized to residents for taking part in the crackdown on protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square aka Maidan (though they insisted that they did not beat protesters).
Lviv, a city of 760,000 near Ukraine’s Western border with Poland, sent thousands of of people to Kiev to fill and defend Maidan. On February 19, the city declared independence from the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted three days later by parliament.
IITM: This is wonderful to see… true humility… may we all be inspired by moments where all humans seek no control over another. Witness the importance of holding the peace in all challenging circumstances…perhaps you’ve noticed the energy on our planet continues to intensify?
We thanks the Ukrainians for holding peace for the world! Heaven has become you
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