Protests in solidarity with Ukraine are being organised across the UK, and Wales is no different.

Peace groups up and down the country plan to demonstrate in support of Ukrainians, calling for an end to the Russian invasion and the waiving of visa requirements for refugees.

If you want to take part in a protest or a vigil, here’s a list of all those taking place in Wales.

 

Protests and vigils in the south of Wales

 

A day of “global opposition to the war” has been called for Sunday 6th March by CODEPINK, a women-led peace organisation, along with the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament and Stop The War. It calls for the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, the de-escalation of military action, an end to NATO expansion, and for all countries to welcome refugees.

Locations in south Wales include:

  • Cardiff:  2pm at Queen Street’s Aneurin Bevan statue, CF10 2BU
  • Swansea: Midday on Museum Green, SA1 1SN

Cardiff Against War in Ukraine has called a second protest in the city on Sunday, this one outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay at 12pm, intended to “show solidarity to those affected by war, and pressure western governments to assist Ukraine in the conflict.”

The protest’s event page calls for Russia to be banned from SWIFT banking infrastructure, for a no-fly zone over Ukraine, the expulsion of Russian ambassadors, and sending NATO troops to Ukraine.

Organisers advise bringing “warm clothes, snacks, water, flags, banner and posters.”

In Abergavenny, a vigil denouncing the actions of Russian president Vladimir Putin is set to take place at 11am on Saturday 5th March, on the square outside the town’s post office (NP7 5EB).

It will be the first protest for Ukraine to take place in Gwent, and Ukrainian-born Welsh Government minister Mick Antoniw is expected at the event.

 

Also on Sunday a rally will be held in Pontypridd town centre, by the fountain on Taff Street, at 5pm to show solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine.

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Protests and vigils in the west of Wales

A protest as part of CODEPINK’s global day of action on Sunday 6th March is called for 12pm, outside Machynlleth’s clock tower (SY20 8AG).

 

Protests and vigils in the north of Wales

Saint Deiniol's Cathedral in Bangor will be holding a church service of “choral evensong” and “a litany of prayer for Ukraine” on Sunday 6th March at 3.30pm.

 

If we've missed any happening over the coming days, let us know.

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