posted on May, 4 2014 @ 08:28 AM
The fire at the Odessa Trade Union was the consequence of BOTH
sides throwing molotov cocktails. A majority of the people who died in
the Trade Union died of smoke inhalation. These were mostly pro-separatists occupying a government building in what has otherwise been a very
The person posting this thread does not have his or her facts straight. After the fire broke out, people on both sides tried helping those on the
third story get down - bambuser.com...
(video is long, but includes scenes at 15:00 of people starting to help). What the original
poster does not mention is that people on top of the building were throwing stones and spikes down at the people on the ground while they were trying
The fire at the Trade Union was really the second part.
Everything started around the Athena shopping mall next to Derabasovskaya. Hard to get a straight picture, but two core groups, one pro-unity and one
pro-separatist, of about 1500 people each were demonstrating and some of them were itching for a fight. That exploded first with a smoke grenade and
about ten gunshots, the police did not do much to contain it. After about 10 minutes of that rumble when it looked like the separatists were going
to come out on top -- everyone else jumped in on the pro-unity side.
For all of that, the 1500 pro-separatists represented a maximum effort, including some who came in from the Transdneister area, some from Kharkiv.
Aside from the opening shots, everyone who was there was looking for trouble of one sort or the other. That they managed to find it - is on them. No
one else is to blame if you are occupying a government building. If you are in the midst of people throwing molotovs and petrol bombs -- you should
expect for molotovs and petrol bombs to be thrown back at you. Generally, it's probably not a good idea to be in a building if you are going to do
Tossing blame is bs. Let's see people take responsibility for deciding to be someplace where they should not be. It's fine to protest... but if
you are around other people throwing molotovs around - that's on you.