Torontonians march in support of Ukraine


Local members of Ukrainian communities and allies descended on downtown Toronto streets Sunday afternoon in a peaceful demonstration to denounce the ongoing Russian attack on the eastern European country.

The mega march was organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Toronto branch in an effort to publicly express support for Ukraine. Similar demonstrations have been taking place in various communities in Canada and across the world—including inside Russia.

Toronto’s rally started at Yonge-Dundas Square, with participants heading to Nathan Phillips Square. Many demonstrators were wrapped in Ukrainian flags while others waved the yellow and blue flags as chants of “Stand With Ukraine,” “Walk with Ukraine” and “Sanction Putin” broke out in the crowd.

Hundreds of thousands of civilians have been leaving Ukraine and seeking refuge in neighboring countries since Russian troops started dropping mortars and shelling cities across the country earlier this week.

Ukraine officials say more than 200 people have been killed so far in the conflict, and many others injured.

Canada is home to nearly 1.5 million people of Ukrainian origin.

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