Title: It is impossible to protest
Author: Rev Dia
Topics: protest, Ukraine
Date: 3 February 2019
Source: Retrieved on 26th January 2022 from a translation of revdia.org

Probably the best political slogan that most accurately describes the policy of our government is: “You can’t protest, because Putin will attack.” And again Avakov emphasized this, saying that the organization of a new Maidan will play into the hands of Putin, and he guarantees that law enforcement officers have enough strength to stop the organization of protests.

On the one hand, it is important to emphasize once again the hypocrisy of our politicians, who so sincerely glorify the Maidan in 2014, and at the same time are afraid of new protests. All their flirting around the Maidan is just cheap populism. In fact, they are doing everything in their power to quell popular anger. And if we have already started talking about “who benefits from protests?”, then in the first place they are beneficial to us. We have no choice but to take to the streets. Officials are actively advancing, tariffs are regularly raised, and more and more money is being allocated to the police. In addition, there is a clear example among our neighbors of what will happen if we do not protest. Russia has also intimidated its citizens by attacking America, actively propagandizing against the protests, and now is the time for a total dictatorship, with rich officials and poor people. On the other hand, we have a clear example of France, where the people have been actively fighting for months, where people, even before the protests of yellow vests, actively took to the streets every time their rights were attacked. Many such examples, as long as we do not have direct democracy, protest will remain the only effective tool to improve the situation in the country.

If we fail to organize a decent rebuff, we will face further degradation and the formation of a dictatorship.