Occupied Kherson among cities across globe to protest Russian invasion of Ukraine

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to city streets across the globe, including in occupied Ukraine, to protest Russia’s military aggression Saturday.

In Kherson, the first city to fall to the Russians on March 2, thousands of people engaged in peaceful demonstrations against the occupying force.

“Peaceful demonstrations broke out in Courageous Kherson inspires Ukraine and the world!” tweeted Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. “Thousands of peaceful Ukrainians protest Russian occupation in front of armed Russian soldiers. What a spirit. I call on everyone around the globe: express your support for the fearless Ukrainians in Kherson! ”

Members of the "Manif For All" (Demonstration For All) stand in front of the Eiffel tower in protest of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Members of the “Manif Pour Tous” (Demonstration For All) stand in front of the Eiffel tower in protest of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Protestors hold signs outside of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv in protest of the invasion.
Protestors hold signs outside of the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv in protest of the invasion.
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Supporters of South Africa's Ukrainian Association wave anti-war posters to pass motorists in Pretoria during their protest in support of Ukraine.
Supporters of South Africa’s Ukrainian Association wave anti-war posters to pass motorists in Pretoria during their protest in support of Ukraine.
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More than 30,000 people marched in the German city of Hamburg, some carrying signs in the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag that read “I’m with Ukraine.”


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At the Place de Republique in Paris, thousands of demonstrators demanded that NATO establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine – an action that the alliance has so far shied away from carrying out.

Protesters hold Ukrainian flags and anti-war banners and placards during a demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden.
Protesters hold Ukrainian flags and anti-war banners and placards during a demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Ukrainian citizens and anti-war demonstrators gathered on Beyazit Square in Istanbul to protest against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ukrainian citizens and anti-war demonstrators gathered on Beyazit Square in Istanbul to protest against Russia and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Protesters hold placards and Ukrainian flags during the demonstration against Russian aggression in Istanbul.
Protesters hold placards and Ukrainian flags during the demonstration against Russian aggression in Istanbul.
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In Tel Aviv, hundreds of protesters blocked city streets. They carried Ukrainian flags as they called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to end the invasion.

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