Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Ukraine protests come to Winnipeg

  • Print
Daria Lytwyn gives the thumbs-up from the sun roof of a car during a car rally held by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress — Manitoba Provincial Council to raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine and showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people.

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Enlarge Image

Daria Lytwyn gives the thumbs-up from the sun roof of a car during a car rally held by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress — Manitoba Provincial Council to raise awareness about the situation in Ukraine and showing solidarity with the Ukrainian people. Photo Store

Close to 100 motorists took part in a car rally in Winnipeg like the "Automaidan" demonstrations in Ukraine to pay tribute to the Kyiv opposition activist whose bloodied, beaten face was seen in news reports around the world last week.

Dmytro Bulatov, 35, was a member of Automaidan, a group of car owners that has taken part in the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych. Bulatov went missing Jan. 22 then turned up last week after being tortured and having his ear cut off.

"We’re doing this to honour him," Oksana Bondarchuk, president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’s Manitoba council, said before the rally on Saturday. "He spearheaded Automaidan"

The demonstrators in Winnipeg gathered outside the Manitoba Legislative Building to show their solidarity with the pro-independence movement in Ukraine. They drove through Winnipeg’s downtown and past the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at The Forks before gathering at St. Mary the Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Burrows Avenue for a town hall meeting with a live video feed from the Maidan in Kyiv.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Spring fashion trends

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Goose sits in high grass near Marion Friday afternoon for cover -See Bryksa 30 Day goose challenge- Day 18 - May 25, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 101130-Winnipeg Free Press Columns of light reach skyward to the stars above Sanford Mb Tuesday night. The effect is produced by streetlights refracting through ice crystals suspended in the air on humid winter nights. Stand Up.....

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What are you most looking forward to this Easter weekend?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google