Call for action: The World in Solidarity with Odessa

We invite everyone to participate.

This important action can easily be carried out by one person, two or more.


Red carnation flowers in a window who show a huge crowd outside the building. The photo is taken from inside the trade union building where the Odessa Massacre took place. It’s taken May, 9 2014 when the building was opened after the tragedy and people came to the place to honor the victims by laying down flowers. 

Survivors and relatives to the 42 victims of the Odessa Massacre May 2, 2014 are harassed and persecuted. Earlier events have been organised both in Odessa and internationally on the memorial day of the massacre. For the fourth memorial day it is unfortunately not possible to organise an international action on place, but events are planned in, for instance; Austria, Czechia, Sweden and the United States.

We also invite everyone to participate.


An example of how you can show your solidarity with Odessa. This photo is från Stockholm, Sweden. The photo is taken April, 22 2018.
Photo by Aktivister för fred

To show your solidarity and desire for peace in Europe, use a red carnation flower and take a photo of it with a more or less well-known view in the background. You can include a text such as ”Odessa 2014-05-02”, ”Remember Odessa” or ”Peace in Europe! – Solidarity with the victims of the Odessa Massacre”. Since black balloons also have been used for this memorial day, it may be included in the picture.

The Solidarity Manifestation gathers photos and information throughout the month of May on:

Submit your contribution by sending a message to the fb-page, commenting on the blog or by e-mailing it directly to Write from where the photo is.


Another example of how you can show your solidarity with Odessa. This photo is from United States, USA. The photo is taken April, 25 2018.
Photo by Anna R

Given that there are harassments and threats also outside of Odessa, we see that it is important that anyone can attend anonymously. More information about how to make an anonymous contribution is to be found on the Facebook-page and the blog. There, you can also find alternatives if you cannot get a hold on a real flower.

We look forward to many photos that together showcase the whole world in solidarity.

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