London will march and hold a vigil for the people of Ukraine this weekend. Mayor Sadiq Khan has invited all those who want to show solidarity at this horrific time to join the central London gathering tomorrow (March 26).
Starting at Park Lane from 2pm, the “London Stands With Ukraine” march is a chance for London to communicate support to those affected by the war, and Piccadilly Lights will display Yoko Ono’s “IMAGINE PEACE” message.
Following this, a vigil will be held in Trafalgar Square from 3-5pm, and those attending who wish to donate will be encouraged to give to UNCERF, which you can do here.
Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “For the last few weeks, the world has been in awe at the strength and courage shown by the Ukrainian people in the face of this unprovoked and shocking attack against their country.
“London has a long history of providing sanctuary to those fleeing conflict, and we stand ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees. I want to give everyone who wants to show their solidarity a chance to stand together with the people of Ukraine.
“Together we will march and unite in Trafalgar Square to show our support for our friends in Ukraine and call for an urgent end to this atrocity.”
The march and vigil have been organised by the Mayor, alongside CIRCA and the “Imagine Peace” project.
Hanya Dezyk, Board Director of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain said: “We are heartened that Londoners and visitors from across the UK will be joining together in London to send a message of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.
“It has been incredibly difficult for Ukrainians living in the UK and across the world to see what is happening to our homeland, and the sight of people uniting in the streets in our name gives us hope and strengthens our resolve to fight for Ukraine’s freedom”
The “London Stands with Ukraine” march (2pm at Park Lane) and Vigil (3-5pm) takes place on Saturday, March 26. Read more here.