Rachael Maskell, the MP for York Central, is encouraging people to gather in St Helen’s Square, in York City Centre, this Saturday at 2.30pm, to show their support and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Speakers at the event will include the MPs for York Central and York Outer, Human Rights City, City of Sanctuary, alongside other leaders, groups, and people from across York.
The scenes unfolding on the streets of Ukraine have been devastating to see, and the stories shared by Ukrainian civilians who have been forced to flee their homes, heartbreaking. We must take a stand, by standing with the people of Ukraine as a powerful act of solidarity. Rachael is calling on the people of York to come together and show their support while calling for this war to end.
Rachael Maskell MP said:
“It is so important that we come together now as a City. In watching the atrocities unfold, we can feel so helpless, but when we come together, stand together and send our solidarity to the people of Ukraine together, we too play our part in calling for this war to end and justice for the Ukrainian people.
“As a Human Rights City and a City of Sanctuary, let us show how ‘York stands with Ukraine’.”