VIDEOS: Kiev march in memory of Odessa massacre and victims of political repression

by Systematic

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Today’s Kiev march of about 5000 people went under the slogan “Kyiv remembers Odessa. Do not forget, never forgive.” Several marchers were arrested. (Antifashist.com, also the report below)

[…] Along with portraits of slain opposition members, including Oleg Kalashnikov and Oles Buzina, protesters carried a shadow portrait of future unknown victims of the regime, the date of whose murder is still open. People also carried huge banners with the question “Who’s next?”, Not only in Russian and Ukrainian, but also in English. Some participants wore bandanas on their heads made of paper on which was written “Shoot!”. […]

More videos of this demo here.

Pictures of the demo at Truth about situation in Ukraine

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There’s something heartening about these people going out there to remember Odessa in the face of a regime that tries to at best minimize the deaths and at times covertly celebrate them.


In the photo the slogan isn’t “Kyiv remembers Odessa” but “Kiev remembers Odessa”. They are Ukrainians (see the flags) but they prefer Russian language: not only the Russian name “Kiev” but each word in the slogan is in Russian language (the Ukrainian word for “remember” is different)