Klitschko: “Our strength is in a peaceful protest. Otherwise, what would be the difference between us and this government?”

29.12.2013 13:44

We came to the Maidan neither for money nor privileges, but to defend our future and the future of their families. And we will win because we fight for truth and justice, the leader of UDAR Vitali Klitschko said from the stage of Maidan at People’s Assembly.

"Now the authorities are very afraid. They are trying to intimidate us spreading false information, allegedly aggressive and drunken people, drug addicts, prostitutes gather in the Maidan. They expect that we will leave, threaten our activists and beat them, beat reporters, set fire to cars. But we cannot be intimidated! We will fight and make sure the current government resigns!" Vitali Klitschko said.

He noted that during a month he had been speaking from the stage of the Maidan, and lately he actively communicated with people in the square. "Over the last week I was more at the stage. I walked around the camp, talked to each of you. Many people say we will not go from here, we will do everything in order to live in a modern European country", Klitschko said.

The leader of UDAR emphasized that he along with the protesters would celebrate Christmas and New Year in the Maidan, and urged all citizens of Ukraine to set up a boycott against the government after the Christmas holidays. "We are on a strike. After the holidays, the whole country must express their attitude towards this president and this government. All of us will say that we do not want to work with them. We will continue to press on this government", Klitschko said.

The politician said that the public mood is getting radical. "But today our strength is in a peaceful protest. More people join us. Entire democratic world respect support this peacefulness. If we let the outrage as the power does, how would we differ from them?", Klitschko commented.

Politician said that today activists were going to the residences of the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Verkhovna Rada in order to deliver the demands of the Maidan. "Today the columns of activists will come to Yanukovych, to Azarov, and to Rybak. This is only a warning demonstration, but if they continue to pretend as if that do not hear, eventually millions will come there", Klitschko said.

He also noted that everyone rallying in the Maidan should become an agitator and tell other why so many people took to the streets, and what their demands are. "I also talk to people and try to get across our position . In the nearest time I am going to visit the eastern, southern and central regions of Ukraine where people also fight for their rights and dignity in far more complex conditions than those in Kiev today" Klitschko said to journalists.

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