Thousands march through downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine – Smithers Interior News

VIDEO: Thousands march through downtown Vancouver in support of Ukraine

The rally began at the Vancouver Art Gallery around 1 p.m. on February 26.

Thousands gathered in Vancouver on Saturday (February 26) to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The protest began around 1 p.m. at the Vancouver Art Gallery before crowds marched down Hornby Street to Jack Poole Plaza. The streets of downtown Vancouver resounded with chants of “stand with Ukraine” and “Slava Ukraini” or “Glory to Ukraine”.

Several speakers, including Ukrainian Canadians, the Consuls General of Great Britain, Poland and Ireland, and local MPs and MPs addressed the crowd and expressed their support for Ukraine.

Liberal MP Taleeb Noormohamed addressed the crowd but was drowned out by cries demanding the federal government “do more now” to support Ukraine.

“We will do more. And we won’t stop until Ukraine is free,” he said in response.

Protests have erupted in several cities and towns around the world since Russia launched attacks on Ukraine on February 24. In British Columbia, protests have taken place in Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria, among other places.

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