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Ukrainian diaspora turns Central London into a sea of traditional vyshyvankas
19:30, 22 May 2016
Ukrainian diaspora turns Central London into a sea of traditional vyshyvankas

Several hundred people wearing the embroidered shirts and waving Ukrainian flags descend on Downing Street

19:30, 22 May 2016

Facebook/ Dasha Kucheruk

The march comes three days after ‘Vyshyvanka Day’, a celebration started a decade ago to promote Ukrainian national identity and culture. Participants descended on Downing Street, before walking past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, according to Hromadske TV.

Photographs uploaded to Facebook on May 22 show several participants waving flags of Ukraine and the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army.

Facebook/ Dasha Kucheruk

Facebook/ Dasha Kucheruk

Facebook/ Dasha Kucheruk

Related: Patriotic Parade: Thousands show off their Ukrainian 'Vyshyvanka' embroidered shirts in Odesa march

Related: Ukrainians form ‘chain of unity’ in Kyiv on Vyshyvanka Day

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