Ukraine war: Hundreds march on Bristol for second time as brutal attacks continue
Bristol came together once again to condemn horrific attack
Bristol once again came together to condemn Russia’s horrific attack on Ukraine, with hundreds taking to the streets for the ‘Bristol Solidarity with Ukraine’ demo.
Furious demonstrators of all ages and nationalities held Ukrainian flags and signs painted with phrases such as ‘Arm Ukraine’, ‘Slava Ukraini’ and ‘No to War’ as they gathered on College Green last night (Wednesday, March 2).
A rally was held at the weekend by Ukrainian man Yaroslav Korniyets, but this protest saw an even greater turn out as the fighting enters its second week.
Hundreds of Ukrainian civilians are believed to have been killed, while an estimated one million refugees have fled the country.
Bristolians have been busy gathering supplies to help - with vans driven by volunteers packed with food, clothing and first aid kits leaving the city nightly before heading to the Ukraine border.
Emersons Green Village Hall has been set up as a collection point, with staff stating they had been ‘blown away’ by the generosity of residents dropping off heaps of essential items.
Bristol mayor Marvin Rees said the city ‘stands ready’ to offer sanctuary to those fleeing across Europe.