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York Stands with Ukraine in Show of Solidarity this Saturday
March 5, 2022 @ 2:30 pm
The scenes unfolding on the streets of Ukraine have been devastating to see, and the stories shared by Ukrainian civilians who have been forced to flee their homes, heartbreaking. We must take a stand, by standing with the people of Ukraine as a powerful act of solidarity. The MP for York Central is calling on the people of York to come together and show their support while calling for this war to end.
Rachael Maskell, the MP for York Central, is encouraging people to gather in St Helen’s Square, in York City Centre, this Saturday at 2.30pm, to show their support and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Speakers at the event will include the MPs for York Central and York Outer, York Human Rights City Network, City of Sanctuary, alongside other leaders, groups, and people from across York to be announced once confirmed.
Rachael Maskell MP said:
“It is so important that we come together now as a City. In watching the atrocities unfold, we can feel so helpless, but when we come together, stand together and send our solidarity to the people of Ukraine together, we too play our part in calling for this war to end and justice for the Ukrainian people.
“As a Human Rights City and a City of Sanctuary, let us show how ‘York stands with Ukraine’.”
Julian Sturdy MP said:
“The world has been united in condemnation at Russia’s unprovoked aggression, in awe at the incredible acts of bravery by Ukrainian’s defending their homeland, and in sympathy with those fleeing their homes.
My inbox has been filled with heartfelt messages from residents who want to do more to show solidarity and help our Ukrainian neighbours. Saturday will be a chance for York to come together to show that our city will stand shoulder to shoulder and not relent in our unwavering support for Ukraine.
We must not let evil triumph”
York Stands with Ukraine
St Helen’s Square, York
5th March 2022
If you have family members in Ukraine or Russia in need of assistance, and you are a resident in the York Central constituency, please email Rachael.Maskell.firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.