Demos against Putin – Your courage is admirable


This weekend, tens of thousands of people around the world took to the streets against the war as Putin reduced Ukraine to rubble.

The protest is life-threatening for some – especially in Russia and Ukraine itself!



St. Petersburg: According to the Russian Interior Ministry, 750 of the 1,500 demo participants were arrested, including this young demonstratorPhoto: EPA

► 2,000 courageous residents of the city of Cherson (290,000 inhabitants), which had been occupied by Putin’s troops, confronted the soldiers unarmed and sang the Ukrainian anthem. Russian soldiers fired tear gas. Five people were injured.

► After a call by the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexej Navalny (45), thousands took to the streets in Moscow and St. Petersburg. And this despite the fact that a new law threatens demonstrators with imprisonment or forced conscription for the army. According to official figures, more than 3,500 demonstrators were arrested across Russia.


Cherson: The Ukrainian port city has been occupied by Putin's troops since Thursday.  Nevertheless, hundreds took to the streets, waving Ukrainian flags.

Cherson: The Ukrainian port city has been occupied by Putin’s troops since Thursday. Nevertheless, hundreds took to the streets, waving Ukrainian flags. Photo: Reuters


Cherson: A demonstrator even climbed onto a Russian infantry fighting vehicle

Cherson: A demonstrator even climbed onto a Russian infantry fighting vehiclePhoto: twitter/Dirkwersten

So the rest of the world stands by them

PARIS

16,000 people protested against the war on the Place de la Concorde. “We will be here every weekend, in Paris or elsewhere, until Putin leaves and pulls out his tanks,” said one demo organizer.


demonstrators in Paris

demonstrators in ParisPhoto: picture alliance / abaca

BARCELONA

At a demo in Spain, this woman cried. Hundreds of members of the Ukrainian community had called for protests.


Demonstrators in Barcelona

Demonstrators in BarcelonaPhoto: LLUIS GENE/AFP

HAMBURG

30,000 people came together at Hamburg’s Jungfernstieg. Among them: Natalia Klitschko (48). Wrapped in a Ukrainian flag, the wife of the mayor of Kyiv, Vitali Klitschko (50), sang the Ukrainian national anthem.


Demonstrators in Hamburg

Demonstrators in HamburgPhoto: news.photo.de

TOKYO

Around 400 people protested in the Japanese capital against Putin’s attack on Ukraine.


protesters in Tokyo

protesters in TokyoPhoto: EPA

KUALA LUMPUR

Hundreds marched through the capital of Malaysia with Ukrainian flags and placards.


Protesters in Kuala Lumpur

Protesters in Kuala LumpurPhoto: picture alliance / ZUMAPRESS.com

BERLIN

One of eight demo trains with a total of 2000 people started yesterday on Berlin’s Bebelplatz, everyone met in front of the Russian embassy.


Demonstrators in Berlin

Demonstrators in BerlinPhoto: LISI NIESNER/REUTERS

MIAMI

Hundreds demonstrated against the war in Florida with sunflowers. The largest digital Ukraine flag in the world shone on the LED display of the “Paramount Miami Worldcenter” (60 floors).


Marchers in Miami

Marchers in MiamiPhoto: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP

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