Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of London to demand an end to the war and solidarity with Ukraine. Ordinary people gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square with blue and yellow flags after Ukrainian President Zelenskyy called for a worldwide rally against Russian aggression. According to The Guardian, the procession was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
“Ukraine has endured unimaginable suffering for the past month. London stands shoulder to shoulder in the dark moments of Ukraine,” he said.
On this day, women and children also took part in it expressing solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The yellow-blue national flag of Ukraine is in someone’s hand or a brush stroke on the cheek. They chanted slogans against the Russian invasion and called on Putin to stop fighting.
Britain’s shadow Foreign Secretary David Lamy took part in the huge march. He called on the world to stand by the people of Ukraine.
Activist Ulyana Luseva said, “I will not be able to sleep until the war was over. My mother is still in Lviv, Ukraine.”
Another woman, Julia Walters, said, “It is time for the world to unite and show solidarity with Ukraine. I am delighted that London is uniting and sending a strong message of solidarity to Ukraine.”
Apart from London, protests are taking place in many countries around the world in solidarity with the Ukrainians. Protesters are angry with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Russian campaign.