Chester’s MP, Chris Matheson, will host a vigil at Chester Town Hall Square on Friday (4th March) at 5.30pm.
“This is an event for people from Chester to come together, to show our support for democracy and our opposition to Putin’s brutal dictatorship. It will also be a symbol of support for the brave Russian people who are defying Putin with demonstrations of their own.
“This invasion is an unprovoked and unjustifiable violation of international law. We must stand in complete solidarity with the Ukrainian people and as the humanitarian crisis unfolds, we must do what we can to support them.”
The event is open to everyone. It will take place in front of the Town Hall and people are invited to gather from 5.15pm. There will be a small number of speeches, including from Chris, Mike Johnson from Chester’s City of Sanctuary group and members of the clergy from Chester Cathedral, who will lead a short period of reflection and prayer, for people of all religions and none. All starting at 5.30pm. Attendees are reminded of the ongoing Covd-19 pandemic and are advised to take a lateral flow test before attending. The event is expected to finish around 6pm.