The evening began with a candlelight vigil in Dorchester Square, in the capital’s city centre, followed by a one kilometer march as several Ukrainian flags were flown in the midst of the crowd.
The rally, organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC), was attended by about 400 people, according to our reporter on the scene. Similar demonstrations were also held in Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto, where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed a crowd of 1,000.
The blue and yellow flag of Ukraine for the day was also posted on the central tower of Parliament Buildings in Quebec City as a sign of solidarity.
It’s really good to see that the community remains united, even if we’re going through tough timessaid a protester in Montreal.
I feel so sad. It is a bit like a day of mourning because we are thinking of all those people who lost their lives or were injured for the survival of Ukrainesaid another.
Over the past year, the heroic Armed Forces of Ukraine and the people of Ukraine have united to defend freedom in Europe against Russia’s genocidal onslaught. The courage and determination of the Ukrainian people is an inspiration to the worldsaid earlier Alexandra Chyczij, national president ofCCU on the organization’s Facebook page.
It is powerful to see an entire country standing up, unwavering in the face of oppression. My thoughts and the thoughts of Quebecers are with the Ukrainian people and the entire Ukrainian community of Quebec.Quebec Premier Francois Legault wrote on his Twitter account Friday morning.