Almost immediately after Russia invaded their southwest neighbor Ukraine in late February, San Francisco showed up to City Hall on Thursday, February 24, 2022 to condemn the imperial aggression and advocate for those facing the horrors of war in the region.

Marta Shegera stands wrapped in a Ukrainian flag with other protesters to show solidarity with Ukraine at City Hall on Thurs. Feb. 24, 2022. The rally is in response to Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy
Hundreds of individuals gathered to reject Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military directive to invade neighboring Ukraine. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy
Julia Kosivchuck attends a  ‘Stop Russian War in Ukraine’ protest showing solidarity with Ukraine. Sunflowers are associated with Ukraine’s resistance. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy
City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. has seen countless anti-war protests over the years, the most recent on Thursday Feb 24, 2022 in response to Russia invading the Ukraine. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy
At City Hall in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday Feb 24, 2022, hundreds expressed urgency to end Russia’s attack on Ukraine as soon as news broke around the world. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy
A woman embraces a hug while attending a  ‘Stop Russian War in Ukraine’  protest showing solidarity with Ukraine at City Hall on Feb. 24. Photo: Benjamin Fanjoy