CSU stands with Ukraine amid Russo-Ukrainian war, Clevelanders follow suit

As conflict between Russia and Ukraine heightened, Cleveland State University continued to demonstrate its support for Ukrainians throughout February and March.

Since Russia’s February 24 attack on Ukraine, the U.S. government and many U.S. citizens have voiced their opinions about the Russo-Ukrainian war. Financial sanctions have been placed on regions of Russia and protests are proceeding from the U.S. to Europe.

Ahead of Cleveland-Marshall Dean Lee Fisher and the law school’s Monday morning announcement, President Harlan Sands sent an email to the campus community about the University’s position on the conflict.

“The greater Cleveland metropolitan area is home to more than 25,000 Ukrainians – one of the largest Ukrainian communities in the state – and we know the war is being deeply felt in this part of our community,” Sands said in his March 1 “From The Desk of President Harland Sands” email.

With this information, it did not take long for many to begin the protesting throughout the Cleveland Metropolitan area.

Below are some images from the March 5 protest in Downtown Cleveland, by Jamison Schroeder.

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