Further fuelling suspicions regarding coordination between hired thugs and the police, Korrespondent.net reports that at the same time that the titushki began their rampage, Berkut riot police tried to storm the barricades on Hrushewsky St hurling stones and stun grenades. They were apparently deflected, but it seems at least likely that the trail of smashed cars, etc, might later have been presented as the reason for the offensive.
At around 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning, EuroMaidan SOS put out a message asking people to photograph or video how the thugs were smashing cars and attacking people. The brazen nature of their behaviou gave grounds for fearing attempts by the police to pin these actions on EuroMaidan protesters.
This will not be the first time.