Past event

St Andrews stands with Ukraine A mass rally for peace in Ukraine taking place in St Andrews

Please show your support for the people of Ukraine by joining a mass rally for peace taking place in St Andrews on Wednesday 30 March 2022.

The University of St Andrews will be supporting the efforts of our students, staff, local residents and others to make their voices heard in a direct response to the call from the President of Ukraine for worldwide rallies and protests against the war.

Where: Gather on Lower College Lawn at 5.15pm on Wednesday, ahead of a march to West Sands, or meet us on West Sands at 5.45pm if you'd prefer.

What: At West Sands we'll form a single human line, as long as possible, as a visible display of opposition to the war and the aggression of the Russian government.

How: We'll capture this moment with aerial photography and encourage it to be shared widely online. Wear the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag if you can. Everyone taking part will be provided with a replica of the flag, or the sunflower symbol.

Who: All are welcome. St Andrews is a small community, but its geography means we have a chance to make a statement which belies our size. The event is supported by the University, Refugee Action St Andrews, the Students' Association, and the Rector's Committee.

Please share this event information as far and wide as possible. Full event details on our Facebook page.

"Show your standing. Come from your offices, your homes, your schools and universities. Come in the name of peace. Come with Ukrainian symbols to support Ukraine, to support freedom, to support life. Make yourselves visible and heard. Say that people matter, freedom matters, peace matters."

Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine, 23 March 2022

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