On Tuesday evening, people gathered on Wenceslas Square to show support for Ukraine, which is facing Russian aggression. Approximately 2,000 people gathered at the event, called by the Milion chvilek association and other movements. The demonstration began after 19:00 with the song “Say No to the Devil” by singer-songwriter Svatopluk Karásek.
Ukrainian flags were on display and flags of the European Union and NATO. Speakers took turns on the stage to talk about the events in eastern Ukraine. People shouted “Shame” when the topic was Russia’s advance or, on the contrary, they shouted, “Glory to Ukraine.”
Police closed the upper part of Wenceslas Square to traffic. According to organizers, Russian President Vladimir Putin is endangering the lives of Ukrainian citizens and hiding the war behind a peace mission.
In addition to Million Moments, Pulse of Europe, Memory of the Nation, Together We Give, Let’s Move On, and other organizations participated in convening Tuesday’s event. Similar events in support of Ukraine are planned in other cities, including Karlovy Vary, České Budějovice, and Olomouc.