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Video: Stand Up for Ukraine demonstration

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Around 200 people gathered in Stroud High Street on Saturday to show their solidarity with people living in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.

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Stroud’s Mayor, Cllr Kevin Cranston, spoke at the gathering in Stroud High Street on Saturday. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

At the Stand Up for Ukraine demonstration, organised by Stroud District Green Party, Stroud’s Mayor, Cllr Kevin Cranston, spoke about how important it is to lobby your MP and put pressure on the government to impose further sanctions against Russia.

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Around 200 people attended the event. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

Organiser Adrian Oldman, co-coordinator of Stroud District Green Party, and a Stroud Town councillor, said: “At this dark time, many of us in Stroud will want to show our support for and solidarity with the people of Ukraine, both those living there, and those living locally in Stroud and the rest of Gloucestershire.”

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A number of people, some wearing the blue and yellow colours from Ukraine’s flag, spoke at the event in Stroud High Street. Former Stroud Mayor, John Marjoram, waved a rainbow flag bearing the word ‘Peace’. Picture: Matt Bigwood.

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