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Using a wench and steel
cable, the group of a few hundred athletic young men, some masked, toppled the
red granite statue, decapitating it and then smashing it apart with a
sledgehammer.

“(President Viktor)
Yanukovych, you’ll be next!” the group chanted as some mounted the fallen
monument in triumph.

While those that pulled
down Lenin gave no clear indication as to which political party they supported,
the Communist Party of Ukraine was quick to point the finger at the far-right
Svoboda Party.

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