Favorite

Friday, February 21, 2014

[PHOTOS] Stop the Bloodshed! Support Ukraine! Ralliers Gather at City Hall

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2014 at 1:53 PM

u-2.JPG
  • Sam Allard / Scene

At noon, supporters of the anti-government protesters in Ukraine gathered at Cleveland City Hall to raise awareness about the bloodshed and to voice their support for "[their] brothers and sisters" abroad.

The rally coincides with a dramatic escalation in violence in Kiev. Yesterday, security forces fired at protesters and killed at least 70 people, via reports by the New York Times and others.

In Cleveland, ralliers gathered at the Ukrainian parish St. Vladimir and processed in cars to City Hall, sporting Ukrainian flags and ribbons in bright blue and yellow. The tenor of the chants was to end the violence — "Stop the Bloodshed!" — and to impose sanctions on the government, in bed with the Russian Regime. — "Wake up Obama! Sanctions Now!"

A priest gave the opening invocation, quoting a priest friend of his who, from Kiev, had likened the sentiments of protesters to that of Braveheart's William Wallace: "Give me liberty or give me death."

Photos below of the event.

Slideshow
Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall
Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall

Photos from Today's Ukraine Rally at City Hall

Click to View 14 slides

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2016 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation