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Ukraine: protesters accuse Deutsche Bank of corruption

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Ukraine: protesters accuse Deutsche Bank of corruption


Protesters from a group called the Democratic Alliance launched a protest outside Deutsche Bank in central Kyiv, filling a bath with red liquid and chanting accusations of “blood money!”.

The demonstrators allege that the German bank cooperated with Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych and his allies to transfer national money overseas.

Elsewhere in the Ukrainian capital, anti-government activists have installed a golden toilet on the pedestal where a statue of Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin once stood.

They say the gesture is a fitting way to call for an end to the corruption they see in Yanukovych’s regime – claiming that the president has a toilet made of real gold at his country estate.

The Lenin statue was toppled by demonstrators in December.

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