Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people in the blue and yellow colors of Ukraine had already marched in Europe, from Prague to Berlin via Madrid and Vilnius, to denounce the Russian invasion and express their fear of an escalation of the conflict.
On the tenth day of the invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces advanced into the country on Saturday, with fierce fighting around the capital Kiev.
In Zürich, the most populous city in Switzerland, several tens of thousands of people demonstrated under the slogan
peace nowat the call of trade unions and left-wing parties in particular.
They were, according to the organizers, more than 40,000 people. Police did not provide an estimate of the size of the crowd.
The demonstrators, who carried signs and Ukrainian flags, demanded an immediate ceasefire, diplomatic negotiations and the withdrawal of Russian troops, according to Swiss public television SRF.
Demonstrators against Putin and opposed to NATO
In Rome, a vast
procession of peace brought together thousands of people, several unions and many NGO.
No bases, no soldiers, Italy out of NATO, chanted the pacifists in this procession preceded by a large flag in the colors of the rainbow. Many placards also proclaimed
No to Putin, no to NATO.
This is perhaps one of the first real demonstrations for peace. Here, nobody believes that we make peace with arms, that we make it by sending arms to one of the partiesUkraine, famous Italian cartoonist, actor and writer Vauro Senesi told AFP.
Italy decided to send weapons to Ukraine, but did not reveal the details of these military supplies.
There are no just wars or smart bombslaunched for his part Maurizio Landini, the representative of the CGIL, the most important Italian trade union confederation.
Meanwhile in Paris, London and Zagreb
In Paris, several thousand people gathered on the emblematic Place de la République.
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In London, a crowd of several hundred gathered in Trafalgar Square, holding up signs with inscriptions like
Putin kills and
Total embargo against Russia and shouting
Stop Putin, stop the war!.
When the last Ukrainian soldier falls, Putin will come for you ladies and gentlemenproclaimed a giant banner.
The Apostolic Nuncio to Britain, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, read a prayer, saying in particular
today we are all Ukrainians.
In Zagreb, more than a thousand people gathered in support of Ukraine, holding signs that read
Stop the war, save Europe and
Glory to Ukraine. Many demonstrators had wrapped themselves in the Ukrainian flag.