Tuesday, March 01, 2022

The World For Ukraine

Over the weekend hundreds of thousands of people around the world took to the streets in support of the Ukrainian people and to show their anger at the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In Berlin 100,000 gathered to show their solidarity with Ukraine, 70,000 people gathered at a similar demonstration in Prague. Other huge protests were held in London, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok and many other cities around the world.

The World for Ukraine is an interactive map which visualizes the location of protests against the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine. The map shows where demonstrations and rallies have taken place in support of Ukraine and have been shared on social media with the hashtag #WorldForUkraine. If you know of a political rally you can help ensure that it appears on the map by writing about it on social media - including a latitude and longitude and the hashtag #WorldForUkraine.

Al Jazeera also has a map and list of cities where anti-war protests have taken place around the world. Mapping anti-war protests shows over 80 demonstrations have taken place in major cities across the globe and at least 50 Russian cities have also witnessed demonstrations against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Al Jazeera map is dated the 25th February and (unlike the World for Ukraine map) I suspect it is not being updated as new demonstrations take place.

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