Watch Ukrainian Protesters Tear Down a Lenin Statue

Ukrainian protesters recently sent a clear message to their Russian adversaries by tearing down a statue of former communist leader Vladimir Lenin. Protesters involved in the demolition ignored threats from their own government, according to CNS News.

Thousands of protesters in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv toppled a Soviet-era statue of Vladimir Lenin on Sunday.

Ukraine’s interior ministry briefly threatened up to five years in prison if the monument was toppled. Undeterred, protesters sawed off the statue’s legs, and then used ropes to pull the communist idol to the ground.