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Wenceslas Square in Prague (24.02.22)

By bliba  
Tears and sharp words at Prague demo

Several thousand people protested against Russia and the war in Ukraine at Wenceslas Square on Thursday afternoon. In extremely emotional speeches, activists of the Ukrainian diaspora declared with tears in their eyes that Ukrainians would never accept a Russian occupation of their homeland.


They will now stand here every day until peace reigns in Ukraine.....while the Ukrainian anthem was played, the people sang loudly and full of emotion with ..... many tears and sadness.

Tags: Photo journalism Prague Peace Portraits and people

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rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
26 Feb 2022 5:53PM
A comment on our world, dictators need to be eradicated so peace prevails !! In support of Ukraine
Ron
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2022 5:54PM
Excellent reportage and message...
isabel
26 Feb 2022 7:08PM
the war to end all wars, thats what was said in the first world war.. will we ever learn

jeff
smut01 Plus
7 131 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2022 7:37PM
Very nicely done Oliver .. an important and vital message
Tony
26 Feb 2022 7:59PM
Excellent !!!!!
26 Feb 2022 8:09PM
So sad that one inadequate dictator can cause all this death and misery. My thoughts are with them.Sad
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
26 Feb 2022 8:16PM
We support Ukraine!
26 Feb 2022 9:21PM
Awful events in Ukraine and feelings well covered here in your report Oliver.SmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
26 Feb 2022 9:40PM
🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
26 Feb 2022 11:53PM
A very topical and poignant image, on the present crisis in the Ukraine, Ollie. Well covering in this reportage from Prague.
Ian
27 Feb 2022 6:54AM
Putins aggression in itself demonstrates the need for democracy, where the people’s wishes are carried out instead of the will of the dictator.

How is it in today’s world that so few can still gain power over so many?
27 Feb 2022 10:11AM
Great reportage, Ollie and if only every protestor in the world could be storming the kremlin.
One bullet would stop this senseless war.

John.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
27 Feb 2022 12:01PM
World leaders will never learn from past events, will they? 😳 How can they go against the will of the people they rule over? 👿
Trev 😀
LoryC 6 2 Italy
27 Feb 2022 3:08PM
Excellent reportage Oliver, my thoughts to all the people suffering now.

Lory 📸
cooky Plus
18 6 8 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2022 4:32PM
Well posted Ollie and a good piece of photo journalism. Let us hope and pray for a rapid end to this invasion of the Ukraine.

Kath
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1967 England
27 Feb 2022 6:44PM
Thank you, Ollie. Good work, and we need to work out how to respond. It's not a time for hastiness or for weakness.
28 Feb 2022 7:09AM
Great and very timely reportage Ollie.....Putins miscalculation has backfired...occupying a country of 40 million people that hate you is not going quite as planned. His aggressive move has surely galvanized the western world and marks the beginning of the end for his regime . Time to assist both the Ukrainians and the Russian people to remove the yoke of Dictatorship and totaliarianism off their back .

W
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 173 16 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2022 3:04PM
I agree with all of the above

Cliff
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
1 Mar 2022 11:46PM
Fine journalism photos!

Arne
30 Mar 2022 10:57PM
Great pictures Oliver and love your write-ups. Always interesting with lots of information and insight. Tears come to my eyes just imagining the scene..
Viola

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