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    Posted October 6, 2014 by
    iStreamer
    Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Ukraine unrest

    iStreamer and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: Ukraine crisis as it unfolds

    Peace Rally in Ottawa

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     iStreamer was born in Yalta, Crimea, but spent much of her childhood in the far northern town of Vorkuta, Russia, a coal mining community. She immigrated to Canada in 1992, but her ties to the region remain strong. She has been actively participating in anti-war protests, like this demonstration on October 4 in Ottawa. The video also shows a pro-Kiev government supporters hosting a counter protest nearby.

    iStreamer and other protesters originally from various parts of the former Soviet Union and Ukraine called for Canada to stop supporting the war in Ukraine and to save the Donbass people of the region. “We showed the world that we deeply care about people in Donetsk and Lugansk regions, who suffer tremendously right now,” she said. “I think that by playing and dancing to both Russian and Ukrainian folk music we showed that we want peace and not continuation of hostilities.”
    - zdan, CNN iReport producer

    On October 4th there was a Peace Rally on the Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. The participants demanded: “Canada, stop supporting the war in Ukraine”, “Our taxes not for Nazis”, “Save Donbass People”, “Harper, stop supporting fascist regime in Kiev”, “Harper, stop arming Ukrainian Nazis”, “Canada stands for Peace, not for war”, “Harper, support OHIP, not war”, “We demand investigation of genocide in Ukraine”.

    Also there was a very loud opposition of pro-Kiev government supporters, who tried to disrupt the speakers.

    RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) officers did a great job in separating two sides and making sure no incidents would happen.

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