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October 2, 2014

Frustrated Ukrainians dump politicians in #TrashBucketChallenge

Activists, fed up with corruption, throw politicians in the dumpster.
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'Данильчук у смітнику'. Screenshot from YouTube.

Frustrated by alleged corruption and lack of political reform, Ukrainian activists are taking matters into their own hands and throwing politicians in the trash.  

A growing number of officials have reportedly been tossed into dumpsters and sometimes beaten by activists in what is being dubbed the "trash bucket challenge". According to reports, the majority of politicians targeted have close ties to ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. Ukraine's Right Sector, the far-right group that has taken responsibility for the majority of the attacks, has pledged more attacks ahead of the country's October 26 parliamentary elections. The group of activists are calling for "lustration" or the purging of corrupt politicians from office. 

Online, many are using #TrashBucketChallenge to share videos and pictures of the latest politicians who have been tossed in the trash:  

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