Jason Simpkins, Outsider Club:
Fires break out as looters pillage local stores. Makeshift bombs are thrown at riot police, who return fire at protesters. Soldiers are called in to quell the riot. They, too, exchange fire with civilians.
All told, about 50 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured. There are 7,200 arrests and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed.
This isn’t Kiev — it’s Detroit in 1967.
Think about that when you watch the news tonight.
I know the former Soviet state of Ukraine may seem worlds away from the land we know and love, but it’s really not.
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