Photos: Southland voices opposition to Russian invasion of Ukraine


In Westwood, Ukrainian flags flapped in the breeze as drivers on Santa Monica and Sepulveda Boulevards honked their horns in support of dozens of protesters who had gathered there, waving signs and chanting “Save Ukraine” and “Glory to Ukraine.” ‘Ukraine’.

Demonstrators marched and held vigils across California on Sunday to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with many expressing fear for friends and family in the war-torn country 6,000 miles away.

Waving signs reading “Stop Putin,” about 100 Ukrainian Americans and Russian Americans opposed to the invasion kicked off around 10 a.m. with a march through Hollywood. Residents of apartment buildings along Hollywood Boulevard waved and shouted messages of support from their balconies at the group, which included several families with young children.

“Putin doesn’t speak for us,” said Erina Volodartseva, 32, who is Russian and brought her children, aged 6 and 4. “We are against war. Ukraine is our brother.

Demonstrators protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in Westwood on February 26.

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Demonstrators protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd.  and Santa Monica Avenue

The demonstrators denounced the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces.

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Kseniia Korniienk demonstrates with over 100 members of the Ukrainian community at the Federal Building in Westwood

Kseniia Korniienk shows her feelings for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

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Demonstrators walk past a homeless encampment as they demonstrate their opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Protesters against the Ukraine invasion walk past a homeless encampment in Hollywood.

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A protester at a rally denounces Russia's invasion of Ukraine near the Santa Monica Pier along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica

A protester at a rally denounces the Russian invasion near the Santa Monica Pier along Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica on February 25.

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Ukrainian Americans protest the Russian invasion of their homeland on February 26 in Los Angeles

Ukrainian Americans protest the Westwood invasion.

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Hundreds of Ukrainian Americans and Ukraine supporters gather to denounce the Russian invasion in Westwood on February 26.

A man drinks his coffee outside a cafe as people demonstrate their opposition to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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