The city of Kherson, like Mariupol, is near the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. Russia has made a heavy push along the Sea and early on took control of Kherson, at least nominally. As it turns out, and as predicted, overrunning a city militarily is very different from holding it in occupation indefinitely. And the citizens clearly do not want the Russians in their city.
In Kherson, local people are shoving out Russian occupiers with bare hands. They are not scared to protest even after many activists were persecuted. “Go home” – they chant. pic.twitter.com/0HRnLIfB0j
— Liubov Tsybulska (@TsybulskaLiubov) March 20, 2022
Russian soldiers responded with guns and tear gas. Civilians were wounded.
⚡ In occupied #Kherson, putin's invaders are shooting at civilians who have come out to protest.@BBCWorld @CBSNews @AP @FoxNews @Telegraph @CNN pic.twitter.com/6zH18f2dhT
— Wagief (@wagief) March 21, 2022