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March against fascism held in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was organized by the Patriots - For Life All-Ukrainian civil anti-fascist movement
17:19, 9 May 2021

Opposition Platform - For Life

A march against fascism They Will Not Pass, organized by the Patriots - For Life All-Ukrainian civil anti-fascist movement was held in Kyiv on the occasion of May 9.

More than 1,000 people took part in the march. According to the protesters, there were about 800 representatives of Patriots - For Life from all the cells. There were also people who, as they say, simply sympathize with the movement and joined the march.

The activists walked through the center of the capital, showing their readiness to fight against fascism and any of its manifestations.

The participants marched from the Evropeyska Square to the Motherland Monument. They laid flowers at the monument to Soviet General Nikolai Vatutin, near the monument on the Walk of Fame, and also chanted "Fascism will not pass."

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On the evening of April 28, about 250 national radicals marched in a "march of black embroidered shirts" on Independence Square in Kyiv on the occasion of the SS Galicia division 78th anniversary.

In turn, the German Ambassador to Ukraine condemned the march in honor of the SS Galicia division.

"Waffen SS units participated in serious war crimes and the Holocaust during World War II. No volunteer organizations that are fighting and working in Ukraine today should be associated with them," she wrote on Twitter.

The march was also condemned by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In turn, the Kyiv police opened criminal proceedings over the use of Nazi symbols during a march in honor of the SS Galicia division. Participants face up to five years in prison.

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