The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan is inviting all those who wish to show solidarity with Ukraine to join together on Saturday 26 March for a march and vigil.
The march and vigil will be an opportunity to send a unified message of support to the Ukrainian people.
‘London stands with Ukraine’ will begin with a solidarity march from Park Lane at 2pm. Yoko Ono’s ‘IMAGINE PEACE’ message, commissioned by CIRCA in collaboration with Serpentine, will be displayed on Piccadilly Lights at Piccadilly Circus, and a vigil will take place in Trafalgar Square from 3-5pm.
It is being organised by the Mayor of London, in partnership with CIRCA and the Yoko Ono ‘Imagine Peace’ project, with support from Landsec, which owns Piccadilly Lights. Anyone wanting to donate to help the victims of conflict will be encouraged to donate to UNCERF.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “For the last few weeks, the world has been in awe at the strength and courage shown by the Ukrainian people in the face of this unprovoked and shocking attack against their country.
“London has a long history of providing sanctuary to those fleeing conflict, and we stand ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees.
“I want to give everyone who wants to show their solidarity a chance to stand together with the people of Ukraine.
“Together we will march and unite in Trafalgar Square to show our support for our friends in Ukraine and call for an urgent end to this atrocity.”
Hanya Dezyk, Board Director of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain added, “We are heartened that Londoners and visitors from across the UK will be joining together in London to send a message of solidarity with the people of Ukraine. It has been incredibly difficult for Ukrainians living in the UK and across the world to see what is happening to our homeland, and the sight of people uniting in the streets in our name gives us hope and strengthens our resolve to fight for Ukraine’s freedom”