The Protests worldwide against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues after the country invaded on Feb. 24, with forces moving from the north, south and east. Details of the attack and the fighting change by the day, but this is the first major land conflict in Europe in decades and hundreds have already been reported dead or wounded. Thousands more people have fled or tried to escape Ukraine amid warnings of a possible refugee crisis.
reports that 5,500 people have been detained at various anti war protests since the invasion began on Thursday.
Hours after the first missiles struck in Ukraine, the Investigative Committee of Russia, a government authority, released a warning citizens not to participate in mass riots and rallies associated with the tense foreign policy situation as it’s criminal and will result in serious legal consequences.
Protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are continuing across the world.
More than 100,000 people gathered in central Berlin, carrying signs reading: Stop the War, Putin’s last war and We stand with Ukraine along with Ukrainian and European Union flags.
Train and underground services were interrupted in some parts of the German capital as thousands flooded towards the Brandenburg Gate, near the Russian embassy.
Some 80,000 protesters thronged Prague’s central square, with the Czech prime minister telling the crowd the country still remembered its own terror of Russian tanks rolling into the capital more than five decades ago.
In central Madrid, thousands of protesters waved Ukrainian flags. They held signs reading Peace, Stop Putin, and “Putin, you should be scared: my grandmother is really angry.
In Denmark, roughly 400 demonstrators gathered in front of the Ukrainian embassy in central Copenhagen where many participants lit candles and laid flowers to show their support for the Ukrainian people.
Similar protests took place in Rome, Lisbon, London, Seoul, Lahore, Tirana, Podgorica, Guayaquil, Istanbul and Washington, DC.
In Russia itself, people took to the streets to voice their opposition to the war. Police have detained more than 2,000 people during anti-art protests.
A girl holds a Ukrainian flag during an anti war protest march in Podgorica, Montenegro !
A woman is draped in a Ukrainian flag during an anti war protest in Istanbul.
People hold placards during protest in Tirana, Albania.
Guayaquil’s Municipality is lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag in support of the country after the Russian invasion, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
People attend an anti war protest in Rome, Italy.
People protest in front of the Russian embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.
People march against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Warsaw, Poland.
People hold up placards at an anti war protest in Milan, Italy.
People take part in an anti war protest in Toronto, Canada.
A father and his daughter attend a protest against the Russian invasion, near the Russian embassy in Seoul, South Korea.
People rally for more US support for Ukraine near the White House in Washington, DC.