[EN IMAGES] War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal


About a thousand demonstrators demanded, Sunday afternoon, that Russia end its invasion of Ukraine during a rally organized on Place du Canada, in Montreal.

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The participants met on site were above all worried about their loved ones taken to Ukraine, but also hoped that things would improve in Ukraine.

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

“I hope to be able to change things. I hope Putin finds himself in court,” a protester wrapped in a Ukrainian flag with a sign calling for an end to the war told TVA Nouvelles.

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

Other participants explained doing their best to keep in touch with their families back in Ukraine, while collecting donations to try to help them.

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

Politicians also joined the demonstration, including a Bloc Québécois delegation led by its leader, Yves-François Blanchet.

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

The Parti Québécois was also present and took the opportunity to demand an easing of immigration measures in order to encourage the reception of Ukrainian refugees.

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

[EN IMAGES]  War in Ukraine: a thousand demonstrators for peace in Montreal

Photo QMI Agency, Mario Beauregard

“We have a humanitarian duty to do things well, to help as much as possible and to limit unnecessary barriers,” said the PQ candidate in Marie-Victorin, Pierre Nantel.

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