A little about Ukraine At the heart of the protests in Baltimore and Washington – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – People take part in marches from Baltimore to Washington, DC, to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people on Sunday.

Protesters have issued several calls to action.

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They demanded that the process of allowing Ukrainian refugees to come to the United States be streamlined.

The protests took place at the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that the people of the world come together to oppose Russia’s aggression against his country.

Under Putin’s direction, the Russian military has bomb an art school sheltered some 400 people in the busy port city of Mariupol, one of the atrocities committed by Russia during the invasion.

“Come from your office, your home, your school and your university,” Zelensky said just a few days ago.

That’s when he made his earnest appeal to people across the globe to show themselves in their squares and streets.

8-year-old Michaela Buck of Baltimore heeded the call of the president of Ukraine.

Buck was one of about a dozen people at Patterson Park who defied the cold and called for peace in Ukraine.

“Everybody has the right to be free,” Buck said. “And I feel that Russia should not do this to Ukraine.

Her grandfather, Eduard Loring, escorted her to the rally.

“The first thing that we have here is that we are witnesses,” he said. “We are witnesses of what is happening globally, we are witnesses to the horror of Putin and his henchmen.”

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About an hour ago, people gathered in Washington DC to spread the same message.

Ukrainian Ambassador Oksana Markarova spoke to a sea of ​​people — many of whom were carrying the blue and yellow flag of the Eurasian nation.

“Thank you for doing it for the world [the] today too with one voice: that today we are all Ukrainians,” she said.

Many people in the protest called for the establishment of a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

They called for the severance of all business ties with Russia.

Maryland officials and residents actively supported Ukraine and severed ties with Russia.

During the outbreak of war, the lights at Baltimore City Hall turns blue and yellow to show Baltimore’s support for Ukraine.

The lights of M&T Bank Stadium, the home of the Baltimore Raven, and the lights of Oriole Park at Camden Yards also turn blue and yellow.

To show their support, people across the city held donations and selling homemade pierogies to raise money for Ukrainians who are struggling to survive the war in their country.

At the state level, Maryland officials are trying to put economic pressure on Moscow by severing all official and financial ties with Russia.

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They have end the sisterhood of Maryland with the Leningrad Oblast. They now aim to direct the state’s $70 billion pension system to divest assets decrease rapidly in Russia.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/27/plight-of-ukraine-focus-of-rallies-in-baltimore-and-washington/ A little about Ukraine At the heart of the protests in Baltimore and Washington – CBS Baltimore

Jake Nichol

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