'London Stands With Ukraine' March And Vigil Taking Place On 26 March

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 9 months ago
'London Stands With Ukraine' March And Vigil Taking Place On 26 March
A protest earlier in March. Image: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash

A 'London Stands With Ukraine' march and vigil will take place on Saturday 26 March, organised by the Mayor of London's office.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Londoners have been showing their support for Ukraine through marches and protests, vigils, street art, fundraising events and donations. But this is the first such event organised by official channels.

It begins with a solidarity march, starting from Park Lane at 2pm, and making its way down to Trafalgar Square for 3pm. As it goes past Piccadilly Circus, Yoko Ono's 'Imagine Peace' artwork will be shown on the illuminated screens.

Protests in London earlier in March. Image: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash

Mayor of London, 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.

Image: Mayor of London

The Mayor's Office is working in collaboration with art platform CIRCA and the Yoko Ono Imagine Peace project to organise the event. Anyone who wants to make a financial donation to support the people of Ukraine is encouraged to donate to UN Crisis Relief.

London Stands With Ukraine takes place Saturday 26 March, 2pm-5pm. It's free to attend, everyone welcome.

Last Updated 24 March 2022

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