Large Scale Protests Rapidly Spread Around The World To Support Ukraine

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Following news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where the capital city of Kyiv and the seat of the country’s government is located, protests by citizens all over the world have erupted, including by the Russian people who face severe retaliation by their government for speaking out.

Following his match against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland on Friday, Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev paused while celebrating his win to write “no war, please” on a camera lens recording him at the time. Protests in Russia on Thursday led to the arrest of more than a thousand people, but have not let up on Friday as the people stand up for the innocent civilians of Ukraine. Russians around the globe residing in other countries joined in to protest the aggression of their government.

The protests, however, were not limited to Russians; in fact, they extended all the way to Ireland, Scotland, Vienna, Georgia, and many others.

According to NBC News:

‘There were segments of Russian society, however, that were critical, and more than 1,000 people gathered in the center of Moscow Thursday evening, chanting “No to war!” as passing cars honked their horns, according to The Associated Press. Protesters also took to the streets in several other cities, including St. Petersburg, all defying a warning from the Investigative Committee, a kind of Russian answer to the FBI, that they would face criminal action and even jail time..’

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