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Protests are growing against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Germany, Munich and Frankfurt there have been big marches, so have other parts of the world like the UK, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands and of course Mexico ; here is a count.

Germany

Demonstrators hold banners and Ukrainian flags, during an anti-war demonstration, after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine, at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany. February 27, 2022. Photo: © Fabrizio Bensch / REUTERS.

Several hundred thousand people demonstrated in Berlin and several other German cities against the war in Ukraine.

The organizers of the demonstration in the government district of the capital, which took place under the slogan “Stop the war. Peace for Ukraine and for all of Europe”, they had about half a million participants, while only about 20,000 had registered.

The protest was called by a broad alliance of peace, human rights, environmental organisations, as well as churches and trade unions. The protesters demanded that the Russian government end the attacks, withdraw from Ukraine and restore its territorial integrity, and asked the German executive to keep the borders open to refugees, according to media reports.

London

Protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine in London
Protest against Russia’s massive military operation in Ukraine, in Trafalgar Square in London, Britain,. February 27, 2022. Photo: © Henry Nicholls / REUTERS.

Hundreds of people, carrying Ukrainian flags, demonstrated this Saturday outside the Russian Embassy in London to demand an end to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With large banners and flags, the demonstrators approached the legation Russian diplomat shouting “Putin, stop the war”, “Putin, go home” and “Free Ukraine”, and painted the walls of the building with the Ukrainian flag.

Some participants even threw eggs at the Russian Embassy, ​​located in the Kensington district, while others unfurled banners comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Visibly moved, many participants, including children and entire families, carried flowers and wore the Ukrainian flag around their necks as a sign of solidarity. The UK has imposed tough sanctions on Russian banks and oligarchs in retaliation for the military incursion into Ukraine.

Norway

Protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine in Norway
Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Oslo, Norway. February 26, 2022. Pictured: © Beate Oma Dahle/REUTERS.

Norway is painted yellow and blue, protesters carry flags and banners as they take part in an anti-war demonstration.

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Italy

Protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Italy
People carry a large rainbow flag as they take part in an anti-war demonstration. Milan, Italy,. February 26, 2022. Photo: © Flavio Lo Scalzo / REUTERS.

Thousands of people, including Ukrainian citizens residing in Italy, but also politicians, trade unionists, students, teachers and other groups in the country, demonstrated to demand peace in Ukraine and to reject the military attack launched by Russia.

The mobilization, in which some forty associations also took part, took place in Italy under the slogan “Against war, for a Europe of peace” and began with a minute’s silence for those who died in the conflict. .

budapest

Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Budapest
Demonstration in Budapest, Hungary. February 26, 2022. Photo: © Marton Monus / REUTERS.

Budapest is also joining global protests against the Russian invasion of Ukraine after Russia launched its first military operation.

Canada

Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Toronto
Demonstration against the Russian military operation. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. February 27, 2022. Pictured: © Chris Helgren/ REUTERS.

People wrapped in Ukrainian flags take part in an anti-war demonstration after Russia launched a massive military operation against Ukraine.

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Turkey

Protest against Russian invasion of Ukraine in Turkey
Ukrainian citizens living in Turkey staged a demonstration in Istanbul to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. February 26, 2022. Photo: © Erhan Demirtas / REUTERS.

In recent days, demonstrations have taken place in several cities across the country. Protesters carry pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Mexico

Protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Mexico
Ukrainian women dressed as brides protest outside the Russian Embassy in Mexico City. February 26, 2022. Photo: © Luis Cortés / REUTERS.

About fifty people marched peacefully this Thursday in Mexico City to express their rejection of Russia’s attack on Ukraine and to ask for peace in this European country.

The demonstrators, mostly of Ukrainian origin and wearing colors alluding to the country’s flag – blue and yellow – demonstrated in front of the Russian Embassy in the Mexican capital. Wishing this military offensive would end soon, protesters carried banners with slogans like “Stop the war. Stop Putin.”

The demonstrators assured that they would continue to protest and assured that the only solution is for Russia to leave the Ukrainians “in peace”.

“It is very difficult to predict the events of a human being out of his mind, he is a new Hitler. I don’t know what will happen, we react, we do not plan events, and we will continue to react to the enemy,” said another of the protesters, Anna Savitska, who has been in the Latin American country for 11 years.

amsterdam

Demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Amsterdam
A man wears a Putin mask and fake blood on his hands, during the mass protest against Putin’s invasion of Ukraine in Amsterdam. February 27, 2022. Pictured: © Romy Fernandez/ REUTERS.

People gather to protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The demonstrators demand attention, among other things, for the reception of Ukrainian refugees.

Russia

Protests in Russia
Russian policemen detain a protester during a demonstration against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Saint Petersburg, Russia, February 27, 2022. Photo: © Anatoly Maltsev / EFE / EPA.
Protests in Russia
Russian police arrest protesters. February 27, 2022. Photo: © Anatoly Maltsev / EFE / EPA.

Russian authorities arrested thousands of protesters in the city of Moscow under legislation aimed at controlling unauthorized demonstrations.

With information from Reuters and EFE.

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