Strainers on heads: EuroMaidan’s response to anti-protest law


Ukraine’s protesters are greeting the news of the Rada’s amending the law: now people are forbidden to wear hardcaps, helmets and masks during demonstrations.

But Ukrainian go-getters have found the way out: they start protecting their head with … strainers.

As the law does not specify what masks are not allowed girls are afraid to put on beauty packs, internauts joke.

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Photo from Euhenia Tsvetanskaya’s Facebook.

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On January 16, 2014 Ukrainian opposition leaders rallied supporters in Kyiv’s central Independence Square, hours after members of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych‘s Party of the Regions rammed a sweeping law through parliament in an attempt to curb anti-government protests, reuters.com reported.

The law, backed by 235 of 450 lawmakers, said unauthorized installation of tents, stages or amplifiers in public places in Ukraine would be punished by a fine of up to $640 or by up to 15 days in detention. People and organisations who provided facilities or equipment for unauthorized meetings would be liable to a fine of up $1,275 or by detention of up to 10 days.

The decision in parliament, taken suddenly by a show of hands which caught the opposition off-guard, followed a court ban on protests in Kiev, boosting opposition fears of an imminent police crackdown.

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