London mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour shadow foreign secretary David Lammy walked behind a Ukrainian flag. Photo: Getty

‘London Stands With Ukraine’: All the photos from Trafalgar Square march and vigil

Demonstrators flooded the city with a show of solidarity and calls for peace, while the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag were draped over protestors, banners and buildings.

Thousands of Londoners took to the streets this weekend to show their support for the ‘London Stands With Ukraine’ anti-war march and vigil.

It comes amid the brutal Russian invasion which has seen thousands killed and millions flee their homes.

London mayor Sadiq Khan led the rally this Saturday, March 26, at 2pm, from Park Lane to Trafalgar Square, alongside Labour shadow foreign secretary and Tottenham MP David Lammy, as well as the Ukrainian ambassador to the UK, Vadym Prystaiko, and leaders of UK-based Ukrainian organisations.

Demonstrators flooded the city with a show of solidarity and calls for peace, while the blue and yellow colours of the Ukrainian flag were draped over protestors, banners and buildings.

Ahead of the demo, Mr Khan said: “It has been heart-breaking to watch this unprovoked and shocking attack unfold against the Ukraine people over the last few weeks.

“I’m proud Londoners have already shown their willingness to help by donating money to charities and signing up to house refugees.

“Together we will march and unite to show our support for our friends in Ukraine and call for an urgent end to this atrocity.”

It comes as the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky urges the world to show support for his country as a way of marking one month since Putin ordered the Russian invasion.

Solidarity marchers proceeded past Piccadilly Circus, where Yoko Ono’s ‘Imagine Peace’ message was displayed on Piccadilly Lights, before a vigil and speeches.

Donations to help the victims of conflict should go to UNCERF, City Hall has said, while a special Yoko Ono print will be available to buy with proceeds donated to UNCERF.

Undefined: twitter
Undefined: related
Page 1 of 3