You say you want a revolution

by JordanL on February 3, 2014 - 12:48pm

Revolutions are a part of our history. When a population is pushed beyond its breaking
point, an uprising becomes inevitable. This is exactly what is currently happening in
Ukraine. Ever since the president has decided to not sign a deal with the European Union
and instead favor stronger ties with Russia, mass protestations have been occurring
throughout the country. And now that the corruption, abuse of power and violation of
human rights by the government have been exposed, the revolution is stronger than ever.
In order to appease the crowd, Viktor Yanukovych, the President of Ukraine, has decided
to step down and to call an election. The United States is considering sanctioning the
government for their actions. The world is now hoping for the crisis to end as soon as
possible.
 
Until now, there has only been a couple of deaths. We hope that this conflict
will not end in a bloody civil war like Syria. Fortunately, elections should be held soon
and the new government might be able to solve the problems that plague the country.
However, we cannot predict what will happen. We can nonetheless discuss the problem
using social medias such as Twitter and Facebook and try to convince the protesters to
continue their manifestation without resorting to violence.
 
The link to the original article can be found below.
"Ukraine rally in Maidan targets Yanukovych" by BBC News on February 2nd, 2014

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