Ukrainian riot police appear to be having trouble deciding who to beat up. BBC is reporting that police stopped a bus heading to Kiev and assumed that they were more protesters. So, they did what has become standard operating procedure for Ukrainian police: they proceeded to savagely beat the occupants. It turns out that they were government supporters being bused to support the government in its effort to break away from the West and sign a trade deal that will place the country under the domination of Russia. What is amazing is that, after being beaten by the government, they reportedly proceeded to the rally in favor of the government and all the good things it brings to the people of the Ukraine. Now those are the types of supporters that would have made Stalin proud. In the meantime, the police succeeded in capturing a real protester and reportedly tortured him and left him to die in the cold. He has survived to tell the tale.
People believe that the bus was stopped because it had plates from Western Ukraine where anti-government sentiments run high. However, the occupants immediately saw what was about to happen and insisted to the police that they were on the same side. Apparently, the police concluded that everyone says that an proceeded with the beating. It is not clear how they finally realized that they were beating the people who were being brought to Kiev to praise the government. The occupants bandaged themselves and were allowed to continue to their pro-government demonstration.
It could be worse, if you recall Muslim fanatics in Syria recently tortured and murdered a government soldier only to learn that he was one of their own wounded soldiers. They found out after they beheaded him and pranced around with his head as others laughed and rejoiced.