Civilians in Mariupol celebrated Victory Day showing the same degree of heroism their grandparents did during the Nazi invasion, as they stood barehanded against armored vehicles sent by Kiev. They even managed to capture one APC from the invaders.
You will not pass was the general message of brave Mariupol citizens when they, using their bare-hands, tried to stop a Ukrainian armored personnel carrier by forming a human chain in front of it, as the APC was moving towards the city center.
The video posted on YouTube clearly shows the spontaneous move to protect their city from what they call “Kiev’s junta” through self-sacrifice and not being afraid of getting squashed by the multi-ton machine.
That particular APC managed to get away through the crowd shooting warning shots.
However, in another similar incident, citizens captured the armored vehicle. While about half a dozen people blocked the vehicle’s path, a few activists climbed on top of the machine trying to penetrate the hatch and halt Kiev’s troop advancement.
As the takeover of the APC was at full swing, a shot was fired, hitting the side of a nearby residential building. No one was injured during the takeover.