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.
Los Angeles Times