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Demonstration outside Ukrainian Embassy in London against proposed ‘Language Bill’

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Wednesday saw me travelling down to London to cover a protest outside the Ukrainian Embassy.  Around 150 protestors held a demonstration in the pouring rain to vent their fury over the proposed ‘Language Bill’

Nothing dampened the spirits of this great mixture of young and old who held placards and waved flags.  Police kept a discreet distance and as expected it passed off without any incident.

So what now?  The language bill is only one of many issues that need addressing by the Government in Ukraine.  Numerous other issues in this country that need addressing are still being ignored by those in power.  Rumour has it that current president Viktor Yanukovych may well be coming to London for the Olympics.  If this is the case then brace yourselves for the possibility of more demonstrations coming in the future.

Back in the 1980’s I remember the 24 hour picket outside the South African Embassy held in protest until Mandela was free.  It had a great impact on the campaign not to mention pulling in a huge amount of publicity.  Could the same happen here?  Quite possibly….

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Written by Dean O'Brien

July 14, 2012 at 12:08 am

Posted in Ukraine

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  1. Good set.2 3 4 5 6 7 8 hit the mark for me. Carry on Dean you are moving in the right direction

    rick medlock

    July 14, 2012 at 12:15 am

  2. Thanks Rick. Appreciate the feedback. Just trying to keep myself busy at the moment and develop the project. Should hopefully get back out to Ukraine in the next couple of months.

    Dean O'Brien

    July 14, 2012 at 8:31 am


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