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Ukrainian Protesters Built A Giant Catapult To Fight The Riot Police

Anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine are escalating and it’s not just Molotov cocktails in Kiev tonight.

A group of protesters in central Kiev reportedly constructed an 8-foot-high wooden catapult to hurl rocks at the police on Monday in an effort to combat the authorities’ tear gas with more than just hand-thrown projectiles.

Protesters in Kiev just test launched their catapult. The projectile flew less than 10 meters

— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@Yaro_RT)

10. Watch the first attempts by Kiev protesters to launch the catapult.

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