In the days since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine early last Thursday morning, protests have erupted around the world against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a deadly war.
In Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, hundreds of demonstrators turned out for an antiwar protest shortly after Thursday’s predawn assault began, donning blue and yellow face paint — to represent the colors of Ukraine’s flag— and waving Ukrainian flags and holding signs calling for a stop to the invasion.
Similar scenes have played out in dozens of countries, including Poland, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Japan and the United States. In New York City’s Times Square, demonstrators unfurled a giant Ukrainian flag banner to show solidarity with Ukrainian citizens.
But some of the most striking protests have occurred in Russia, where more than 6,000 people have been detained in antiwar protests against Putin Thursday, when his military campaign in Ukraine began.
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