Sheffield Town Hall Sunday 27th February. Stand with Ukraine Sheffield group held a rally of support for Ukraine and its people, and a protest of condemnation of Putin’s invasion of the country.
After and elderly Ukrainian woman reported told a Russian soldier
‘You should put sunflower seeds in your pockets so that they will grow on Ukrainian land after you die.’
Supporters of Ukraine carried Sunflowers alongside their placards some of which called for an end to the war others repeated the reported reply from Ukrainian border guards who died defending Zmiinyi Island after being called upon to surrender by a Russian warship.
Covering Monday the 28th Solidarity with Ukraine Sheffield Rally was a little more of a challenge what with it being Illuminated by the street lamps and held in a fairly constant drizzle. At Six pm on a rainy Monday evening evening the people of Sheffield turned out for the second time in two days to show support for the Ukrainian people and to protest against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. A variety of speakers addressed the rally from the steps of Sheffield Old Town Hall including a number Ukrainian people who told of their personal struggles to maintain contact with their families as well thank people for the support and urge the people of Sheffield and the world to maintain their show support.