This is what the current crisis in Ukraine looks like from the government side:
The title translation reads "Siloviki fire fighting bullets". Siloviki are members of the armed forces or security police. And yes, those are AK-47s.
This is what the crisis looks like from the protestors' vantage:
The title translation reads "Firing weapons at protesters in Kiev".
You would have to be one determined protestor to stand up against that level of government firepower.