Demonstrations of solidarity with Ukraine were held across Canada on Sunday

Demonstrations were held in more Canadian cities to show solidarity with Ukraine on Sunday, which marked the fourth day of Russia’s widespread invasion.

Russia’s continued attacks have sparked condemnation by many world leaders and prompted a series of sanctions.

Lots of Canadians get together on saturday too to show their support for Ukraine. Protests against the Russian invasion have been held around the world in recent days — including in Russia itself, where police crack down on protesters.

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Thousands of people lined up in the city center Toronto on Sunday afternoon to protest the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Thousands of people lined up in downtown Toronto on Sunday to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. (Linton/CBC Grant)

The event, dubbed the “Mega March for Ukraine,” was organized by the Toronto branch of the Canadian Ukrainian Congress.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who represents the University of Toronto—Rosedale on a federal ride, was among those who attended the rally.

During the march, the crowd chanted: “Stand with Ukraine!”

In the Hamiltonhundreds of people attended a solidarity rally where people waved Ukrainian flags and held signs calling on the world to “side with Ukraine” as passersby showed their support by honking their horns.

Hundreds of people in Hamilton attended a solidarity rally with Ukraine on Sunday. (Dan Taekema/CBC)

thousand Ottawa Residents gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Sandy Hill on Sunday to unite with Ukraine and protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

People hold up a giant Ukrainian flag as they demonstrate against Russia’s invasion of the country during protests outside Ottawa city hall on Sunday. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

After that, they marched through the downtown core.

People marched through downtown Ottawa on Sunday to show support for Ukraine after Russia’s invasion earlier this week. (Kimberley Molina/CBC)

Miroslava Bilaniuk, who has family members in Ukraine, wore a sunflower crown as he participated in the Ottawa rally on Sunday. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

The colors of the Ukrainian flag were then projected onto the Peace Tower on Sunday evening.

The colors of the Ukrainian flag were projected onto the Peace Tower in Ottawa on Sunday night. (Sarah Sears/CBC)

Hundreds gathered at Kitchener-Waterloo on Sunday, as many Ukrainian-Canadians in the area grew increasingly worried about their loved ones caught in the conflict.

Sophia Gryshchenko, whose extended family lives in Kyiv and in western Ukraine, said the last few days had been very difficult.

“It’s scary every day to be like ‘will they answer me the next day?'” she said.

“It’s hard to focus on school now and work things out. Sometimes it’s hard to believe and process that it’s happening in the 21st century because it shouldn’t be happening.”

Hundreds of people attended the rally in Kitchener-Waterloo on Sunday. (Hala Ghonaim/CBC)

In Eastern Canada, the meeting at Charlottetown saw a lot of people meeting at the town hall Sunday morning to take part in the rally to show support for Ukraine.

Demonstrators also gathered in Charlottetown on Sunday to show support for Ukraine. (Sheehan Desjardins/CBC News)

Some carried signs reading “Stop the War” or “Stand With Ukraine.” A group of children waved the Ukrainian national flag and cars honked as they passed.

People in Charlottetown held pro-Ukraine signs and waved the country’s flag on Sunday. (Sheehan Desjardins/CBC News)

“Usually I cry when I see someone who is not from Ukraine show their support,” said Olexsandra Bezruchko, who is from Ukraine and attended the rally.

“My relatives are still there…. They are scared because they are seeking refuge now rather than just enjoying a beautiful and pleasant Sunday.”

In Quebec, there was an ongoing outpouring of support for Ukraine at a rally in the city center Montreal on Sunday. It was the fourth day in a row that Montrealers had come out to protest against the invasion.

Demonstrators previously gathered outside the Russian consulate in Montreal.

Montrealers have been out to protest the invasion of Ukraine for the fourth day in a row, with large crowds gathering in downtown Place du Canada on Sunday afternoon. (Valeria Cori-Manocchio / CBC)

“Most people here have families in Ukraine and we need to come together and live together in our own communities to show support for one another,” said Michael Shwec, president of the Canada Ukraine Congress.

“We call on all governments in the world to support the creation of a fly-n zone over Ukraine.”

People take part in a rally in support of Ukraine in downtown Montreal on Sunday. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

In the Prairies, protesters show their support for Ukraine at a rally in Saskatoon on Sunday.

People attending a rally in Saskatoon on Sunday held a giant Ukrainian flag. (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

A demonstrator attending a Sunday rally in Saskatoon holds a sign reading ‘Stop the war: We support Ukraine!’ (Trevor Bothorel/CBC)

Demonstrators gather at Edmonton as well.

People take part in a rally in support of Ukraine in Edmonton on Sunday. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

Several demonstrators held signs reading ‘I stand with Ukraine’ at a rally in Edmonton on Sunday. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

In British Columbia, about 150 people in Prince George gathered on the steps of the town hall on Sunday as part of a rally organized by the Ukrainian Church of St. George.

People gathered to hear from Mayor Lyn Hall, members of the local First Nations community and share songs and prayers for those in Ukraine.

Clad in blue and yellow, people gathered in front of the town hall in Prince George, BC, on Sunday in solidarity with Ukraine. (Nadia Mansour/CBC)

People raise Ukrainian flags in front of the town hall in Prince George, BC on Sunday, in solidarity with Ukraine. (Nadia Mansour/CBC)

In northern Canada, demonstrators gather in downtown White horseraised the Ukrainian flag and raised the sign.

Demonstrators gathered in downtown Whitehorse on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with Ukraine. (Chris Windyer/CBC)

Svitlana Koptyeva, organizer of Sunday’s demonstrations, came to Canada from Ukraine 10 years ago.

He said these were very difficult times as his brother and mother were still living in Ukraine.

“I feel scared for them,” he said. “This is something that everyone knew was going to happen, but never believed it would actually happen.”

A sign reading ‘Stop Putin’ with a peace symbol depicted on it is seen at a demonstration in Whitehorse on Sunday. (Chris Windyer/CBC )

The ongoing demonstrations in Canada echo the sentiments of those against the war around the world.

In Russia, police detained more than 2,000 people at anti-war protests in 48 cities across the country on Sunday, a protest monitoring group said.

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