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Solidarity march for Ukraine to be held in Cambridge

A demonstration calling for peace and in solidarity with Ukraine will be held in Cambridge on Saturday (March 5).

Ukraine protest King's College . Picture: Keith Heppell. (55261149)
Ukraine protest King's College . Picture: Keith Heppell. (55261149)

The March of Solidarity with Ukraine has been organised by the Cambridge University Ukrainian Society.

A statement released ahead of the march says: “We, the representatives of the Cambridge University Ukrainian Society, humbly request the city of Cambridge, the University of Cambridge, the county of Cambridgeshire, the country of England and the entirety of the United Kingdom for solidarity with the sovereign, independent nation of Ukraine in this dark hour.

“We invite you to join us for a public demonstration in support of Ukraine, Ukrainians, global security, democracy and peace.

“We ask you to stand for freedom, for Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity, for the right to self-determination and for peace in Ukraine.”

People wishing to join should go to Sidgwick Avenue at 2pm to be ready for the march which will start at 2.30pm.

Ukraine protest King's College . Picture: Keith Heppell. (55261152)
Ukraine protest King's College . Picture: Keith Heppell. (55261152)

The statement continues: “We invite everyone, regardless of nationality or other affiliations, to join our demonstration of solidarity with Ukraine and global peace.

“Please, come and support the brave representatives of numerous countries fighting together for freedom and security in Ukraine.

“We can only stop this war against Ukraine and against Europe together!”

A second event will be held tomorrow organised by Cambridge Stop the War. The No to War in Ukraine protest will take place at 1pm at Cambridge Market.

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