Protests Are Happening In Support Of Ukraine All Over Canada & The Photos Are So Moving

Vancouver, Toronto, Halifax and many more cities saw rallies!

Protestors gather in Victoria, B.C. (left) and Fredericton, N.B. (right).

Protestors gather in Victoria, B.C. (left) and Fredericton, N.B. (right).

Protests in support of Ukraine took place across Canada this weekend after the eastern European nation was invaded by Russia last week.

On February 24, Russian forces launched a "full scale invasion" of Ukraine after many months of tension between the two nations and NATO powers like the U.K., U.S., and Canada.

Since the invasion began, protests in support of Ukraine broke out in major cities across Canada from Victoria, B.C. to Charlottetown, P.E.I..

Live Coverage Of The #StandWithUkraine Rally In

According to CBC, photos of these protests happening across Canada show people holding Ukrainian flags and wearing clothing in the nation's two official colours, blue and yellow. Hundreds of signs that have sayings like "Stand With Ukraine," "Stop Putin," or "Stop War," on them can be seen in these pictures, along with, in some cases, thousands of supporters.

Toronto saw a massive groundswell of support with, according to CBC News, thousands showing up to the March. Those who attended the rally include Toronto Mayor John Tory and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland.

On the west coast, rallies took place in both Vancouver and Victoria this weekend.

People took to the streets to show their support for Ukraine.

Saskatoon also saw Ukraine rallies, with people braving the Saskatchewan cold draped in Ukrainian flags.

Similar demonstrations also took place in Atlantic Canada, with Halifax, Charlottetown and Fredericton.

In response to the invasion of Ukraine, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that "Canada’s support for Ukraine – and its sovereignty and territorial integrity – remains steadfast."

"We’ll continue to be there for the people of Ukraine," added Trudeau.

Trudeau has also said that the federal government is sending military equipment to the nation including body armour, night vision goggles and other supplies.

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