BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — What began as a prayer for peace at Trinity Church culminated into a thousands-strong rally for Ukraine in the Boston Common Sunday afternoon.
Named "Stand with Ukraine," the rally was organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England, and was scheduled to have a Holy Eucharist in the morning and then a "Peace March" heading downtown from Copley Square to the Parkman Bandstand.
The UCCNE encouraged participants to bring Ukrainian flags, posters, symbols, and signs to show their support.
The event was live streamed on the UCCNE's Facebook and featured speakers like Boston Mayor Michelle Wu, with Representative Ayanna Pressley making an appearance as well. Flags waved at the Bandstand during the rally, reading "stop buying Russian oil," and "stop the war."