Hundreds gather at state Capitol to rally support for Ukraine


Lots of gathered on the state Capitol in Salt Lake Metropolis on Saturday to face with Ukraine. (Jackson Grimm, KSL-TV)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Lots of gathered on the state Capitol Saturday in a rally to face with Ukraine.

“Imagine us. Our persons are being killed; children are being killed by the aggression of Russia,” Iryna Kavetska mentioned.

Kavetska, who has lived in Salt Lake County for 13 years, pleaded for the security of her household in Ukraine.

“Just about my complete household is again residence. My father, my grandparents and nice grandma, my cousins and uncles — everybody who I like is there,” she mentioned, including that her household is now below curfew to try to shield their metropolis.

“They’re turning off the lights at 8 p.m. to not give any probabilities of our (opponents) hurting us,” Kavetska mentioned.

A gaggle, initially from Moscow, spoke to KSL-TV throughout Saturday’s gathering.

“The very last thing we may do right this moment was simply sit residence and do nothing. We understand by standing right here, we could not change every thing, however we wish to present our assist — the solidarity that we stand for Ukraine, for what is true, and what’s simply.”

Nadia Pavlova-Caldwell is a Russian-American. She got here to the rally together with her husband and 4-year-old son.

“Russians wish to be free from this president; nobody is proud of Putin,” she mentioned. “If tens of millions will exit to the road and inform, yell and scream … after all they’ll ship you to the jail, however not the tens of millions. Not sufficient area,” she mentioned.

These attending the rally spoke of the obvious Russian disinformation marketing campaign.

“It is designed to make Ukrainians look violent. It’s propaganda that hides the reality,” Tyler Caldwell mentioned.

Ukrainian-Individuals had a plea for American authorities officers.

“Our major concern is: shut and shield the sky. After that, the Ukrainian military will defend themselves,” Kavetska mentioned. “Being so far-off from household, this rally is how we can assist to reunite collectively. We will reunite for freedom, for peace in the entire world.”

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As Russian troops invade Ukraine, antiwar protesters have been gathering around the globe to reveal towards Russian aggression.

Hundreds took to the streets on Saturday in main rallies throughout Europe whereas protests had been reported as far-off as Japan, Iran, Australia and the U.S.

An individual waves the Ukrainian flag throughout an illustration towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in Milan, Italy, on Saturday.

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Members of the Australian-Ukrainian group carry a Ukrainian flag throughout a protest towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Sydney on Saturday.

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Members of the Australian-Ukrainian group carry a Ukrainian flag throughout a protest towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Sydney on Saturday.

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Lots of of individuals collect for a “Stand With Ukraine” rally in Occasions Sq. on Saturday in New York Metropolis. Ukrainians, Ukrainian Individuals and allies gathered to point out help for Ukraine and protest towards the Russian invasion.

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A few of the protests have occurred in Russia, a rustic not used to outspoken activism. In keeping with OVD-Info, which screens human rights abuses in Russia, not less than 492 folks had been arrested at antiwar protests Saturday in 34 Russian cities. That brings whole arrests to greater than 3,000 since protests started Thursday.

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Police detain a demonstrator throughout a protest in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday towards Russia’s assault on Ukraine. Folks took to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg for the third straight day regardless of mass arrests.

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Elsewhere, many gathered at Russian embassies. In Dublin, demonstrators gathered exterior the Russian Embassy for a 3rd consecutive day, RTE reported. Some Irish politicians concerned within the protest had been calling for Russian Ambassador Yury Filatov to be expelled from the nation.

In London, 1000’s gathered exterior the Consular Part of the Russian Embassy in Kensington. Native media reported that some protesters had been throwing eggs on the constructing. At occasions in Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol, protesters known as on Vladimir Putin to withdraw, the Each day Mail reported. Protests additionally came about exterior the prime minister’s residence at Downing Avenue.

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In Germany, 1000’s of individuals protested Saturday in Munich and different German cities, DW reported. A protest scheduled for Sunday close to the Brandenburg Gate is anticipated to attract 20,000 folks.

“Everyone is scared,” one protester in Munich’s Karlsplatz sq. advised DW. “We had peace for 80 years and impulsively, warfare is again in Europe.”

Folks participate in an illustration in help of Ukraine at Freedom Sq. in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday.

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Folks participate in an illustration in help of Ukraine at Freedom Sq. in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday.

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Iranians and Ukrainian nationals rally in entrance of the Ukraine embassy in Tehran on Saturday to point out help for Kyiv and protest the Russian invasion.

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Georgians in Tbilisi rally in help of Ukraine and demand that Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili step down after he stated he wouldn’t introduce sanctions towards Russia.

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