Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Medieval—and Highly Effective—Tactics of the Ukrainian Protests

...it’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.
Really, it turned medieval.
Protesters shot fireworks with makeshift launchers. In combination with throwing stones and using slingshots, they overwhelmed disoriented Berkut special forces units, who were pelted with flying objects as fireworks exploded around them.
Protesters wore military helmets and carried makeshift—or captured—shields. Wooden boards were used to protect their lower legs from shrapnel the police taped to exploding stun grenades.

read the rest here.

There's more of us then there are of them.

Overwhelm them with surprise, speed, and violence of action.


h/t WRSA

1 comment:

  1. So you failed to notice the dozens of protestors w/shields shot dead in one hour, in one spot?
    those medieval tactics are really working well for them!