As the war in Ukraine continued over the weekend, so did worldwide protests in solidarity with its people, including several large events in London.
On Saturday, Ukrainians, Russians and people of many other nationalities gathered at Downing Street to put pressure on the UK government to increase sanctions on Russia and do more to help Ukrainian refugees. There were also crowds outside the Russian embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens who pelted the building with eggs and fake blood while calling for Putin to withdraw his forces.
The focus switched to Trafalgar Square yesterday (Sunday February 27), where thousands of people congregated to add their voices to the protest. Photographer and journalist Chris Bethell was among them – you can see some of his pictures below.
Another ‘Stand with Ukraine’ rally in Trafalgar Square is planned for 6pm this evening (Monday February 28), and there will undoubtedly be more until the war ends.
Chris Bethell is a UK-based photographer and journalist. www.christopherbethell.com/@christopherbethell
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