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Anti-war protests ripple throughout Canada and the globe

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As Ukraine struggled via one other day beneath assault, a wave of world anger with Russia unfold the world over on Sunday, with anti-war protests occurring in quite a few nations — together with Russia.

Throughout Europe and Canada, there was almost common condemnation.

Greater than 100,000 marched via Berlin on Sunday, standing in solidarity with Ukraine.

“I’m horrified, completely horrified,” stated Uwe Kruger, a Berlin resident. “I can’t discover the phrases. I could not consider it. I used to be, up till 14 days in the past, somebody who thought he understood Putin. That is over now.”

One other man described the invasion as “an assault on us all.”

Protesters confirmed their help via numbers to ship a message.

“I believe our leaders are under no circumstances taking sufficient motion to assist Ukrainians who’re our neighbours and our mates and who’re getting invaded,” stated Claire Chaulet, one other German protester. “They’re shedding their sovereignty.”

In Prague, 1000’s gathered within the Central Sq., joined by Czech Republic Prime Minister, Petr Fiala.

“We can’t settle for that tanks can come to a rustic and crush the will for freedom and democracy there,” Fiala stated on the protest. “We can’t settle for that. Thanks on your help and glory to Ukraine.”

Retaliation towards Putin’s warfare can be rising from inside Russia itself. The uncommon act of defiance has been constructing for days.

Anti-war protests unfold to 48 cities throughout the nation on Sunday, however in Moscow riot police outnumbers the protesters. Police arrested greater than 5,500 folks within the crackdown.

Anti-war protests had been additionally held in cities throughout Canada, a refrain of voices rising in dimension over the weekend.

Hundreds rallied in Toronto, joined be Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

“It’s horrific and individuals are dying in Ukraine proper now for completely no purpose, and we’ve got to keep in mind that,” she stated throughout the rally.

Freeland informed the gang to be happy with the brave stand Ukrainians had been taking.

“The Ukrainians are doing one hell of a job,” she stated.

In Edmonton, Vitalii Haponiuk joined 1000’s to march on Sunday. Like many within the protest, she is from Ukraine, having come to Canada as a scholar three years in the past.

“I am fearful about my dad and mom,” Haponiuk informed The Canadian Press. “They dwell in a small city, however even there they heard Russian planes, Russian bombs. It’s totally scary.”

In Montreal’s protest, 17-year-old Anya Dashe informed The Canadian Press that her father is in Ukraine and referred to as them in the present day to say goodbye.

“He thinks he’s going to die in the present day as a result of there are a number of bombs going over my metropolis,” she stated.

There was a big crowd exterior the B.C. legislature on Sunday to precise their anger over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The gang included native politicians in addition to folks like Oleksandr Filonovych, who’s afraid for the safely of his household.

“Just about all of my household besides my spouse and my child are in Ukraine, so my mother, my brother, my dad, all my cousins, all people,” Filonovych stated, including that a lot of them are within the capital, Kyiv.

On the Russian embassy in Ottawa, households are fearing for family members now sleeping in bomb shelters.

Jane Rubina’s household is in Ukraine.

“At this level, all people is alive and that’s all we’re praying for for the time being,” she informed CTV Information.

With Ottawa nonetheless recovering from a three-week occupation of truckers and different demonstrators protesting towards vaccine mandates and the federal government, Ottawa resident Jordyn Kiteley stated she was shocked by the quantity of people that turned as much as condemn Russia’s actions.

“I am proud to be Canadian, particularly after all of the dumb convoy stuff we noticed,” she informed The Canadian Press. “That is simply overpowering to look at and to see how individuals are feeling about it, and that I am not alone with this.”

In Winnipeg, there was a “Stand With Ukraine” rally on the Manitoba legislative floor, attended by roughly 2,000 folks.

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson spoke on the rally, sporting a coat the color of Ukraine’s flag and promising that the province would do all it may to assist Ukrainian refugees.

“Right here on the legislative grounds there’s a monument recognizing the 1932 Holodomor, Josef Stalin’s pressured famine that killed tens of millions of Ukrainians by hunger,” Stefanson stated. “The Ukrainian folks have suffered beneath the rule of an evil dictator earlier than. Manitobans and all Canadians should do every little thing we are able to to ensure that by no means occurs once more.”

With information from the Canadian Press, CTVNews.ca’s Alexandra Mae Jones and CTVNewsVancouver.ca’s Ian Holliday 

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