Heavy police protection, just for Vladimir Lenin statue

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Nov. 25, 2013, 3:05 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Daryna Shevchenko

Pro-European demonstrations march down Shevchenko Boulvard, passing the statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin near Kreshchatyk Street. Ever since vandals damaged the statue four years ago, there has been a constant police presence to safeguard the monument. The police took no chances on Nov. 24, heavily fortifying the statue.
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Daryna Shevchenko

On the way from Shevchenko Park to European Square on Nov. 24, the EuroMaidan crowd smashed the Ukrainian Communist Party tent near the Vladimir Lenin monument on Shevchenko Boulevard, even though the park where the monument stands was full of riot police. They could not, however, get through to perhaps the most heavily guarded statue in Ukraine.

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