A “Pro-Russian” Rally in Donetsk
The people protesting against Kiev near the Lenin monument do not draw much attention. Today, despite music such as “Born in the USSR” and “Russian March” being played over the loudspeakers and the invitations to take the open microphone, there are not more than 50 or 60 people present.
Judging by their appearance, the supporters of a yet another toppling of Kiev authorities (some to unite with Russia, some for building a heaven with their own hands) are ordinary workers and pensioners.
The militia (police) are also 40 or 50 in number, walking around unhurriedly. Near the square there are several armoured militia tours of duty, 3 to 4 groups, 5 people in each. At night, only a few people, most likely the guards of the tents, stay near the Lenin monument. All the others leave.