Liverpool Ukraine solidarity vigil shows ‘we will not tolerate such violence and aggression’
The crowd at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church heard speakers from around the world.
Organizers of a Liverpool vigil for peace and solidarity with Ukraine say the city center rally sends a clear message: ‘we will not tolerate such violence and aggression’.
The event took place at the bombed-out St Luke’s Church on Tuesday evening and follows Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the continued assault on the country’s major cities.
The vigil was organized by United We Stand – Solidarity Network (UWSSN), Polish Migrants Organize for Change (POMOC) and Liverpool Universities Polish Society.
Anna Drewniok, President of the Polish Society at the University of Liverpool, said: “We stand with the people of Ukraine to show that we support them and that we will not tolerate such violence and aggression.”
Poland has already seen thousands of people cross the Ukrainian border as they flee Russian troops advancing on the orders of President Vladimir Putin.
Adrianna Radlowska, organizer of the Polish Society at the University of Liverpool, said: “We had a lot of people from all different countries.
“People who have been there, who have seen the atrocities that all these tyrants can do to ordinary people – we had speakers from Hong Kong, Poland and the Czech Republic.
“A war like this is not just Ukraine’s business.”
Watch the video above to learn more and follow the links below to see how you can help people in Ukraine.