Ukraine Cracking Down on Protesters Restricting Use of Internet

Anti-government protest in Ukraine

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Committee hearing on the Ukrainian question admired the bravery of Ukrainian protesters and in response today Ukraine announced a new law making all protests illegal. They said that nobody can even purchase a Sim card for a telephone without producing a passport. The government will now decide if one can even have any Internet access that they are now classifying as “benefits” rather than a right of the people.


Of course, let’s be really honest. If people were protesting in Washington, DC, the Senate would also declare them “criminals” as they did to the Bonus Army in 1932. When they protest against someone else, they are brave patriots. Protest against Washington and the same reaction will emerge. Obama already can turn off the internet by executive decree.