35 Moments Of Violence That Brought Out Incredible Human Compassion from around the world. These moments, which are contradictory vis a vis conflict tell us one thing: Beyond all factions and fractions the human element surfaces. The politics has the clout to cloud the innocence of a man. Man playing piano for police [Kiev, Ukraine, 2013] Earlier this December, Ukrainians participated in their largest popular protest since 2004. The 2013 protests were shrouded with violence from both sides, including 200 protesters who commandeered a digger and attacked the presidential palace. The protests and riots followed the Governmentâ€™s decision to side with Russia rather than the European Union.