Further “Stand with Ukraine” protests are planned in London this weekend as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues.
A rally is due to take place at Downing Street at midday on Saturday 25 February, continuing the protests seen in the capital since Russian troops began their offensive.
Around 500 people, a large number of those Ukranian, took to the street outside Downing Street for hours on Thursday afternoon, calling for harsher sanctions.
One of those present, Olga Smith, told The Big Issue spoke of concern for her family still in Ukraine.
“This morning I was woken up by their call about the bombing of the city. This insanity has to be stopped,” she said.
The crowd also included Russians, there to show solidarity with their neighbours and join the calls for harsher action from the UK, EU, and USA.