The sixth Memorial Day of the attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine takes place today on May 2, 2020.
Today and during the rest of May, we show our solidarity with the victims, their relatives and their friends.
You can also participate.
First, you can change your profile picture on social media. You can choose from the three pictures in this blogpost.
Further, you can participate individually or gather some friends (remember to follow local restrictions and to keep distance due to the corona virus) by taking a photo from your hometown, village or home which includes something that shows solidarity with Odessa. It can be, for instance, a red carnation flower or some other flower, a black balloon and/or the ribbon of Saint George.
Publish the photo with hashtags #RememberOdessa #Odessa2May #OdessaSolidarity #Justice4Odessa #2May2014 #2Мая2014 #Odessa #Одесса #2MayOdessa #2МаяОдесса
Remember that you, in your photo, are free to include a sign with a message you want to share with the world in solidarity with Odessa.
Remember that you can find free material to use here on or blog.
You can also find information on how to participate anonymously.
Below you find the international call for action from last year. If you or your organization want to sign the call, send a message to email@example.com
The international call:
A CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS ON THE 5th MEMORIAL DAY OF THE ATTACK ON THE HOUSE OF TRADE UNIONS IN ODESSA, UKRAINE
May 2, 2019, will mark five years since a right-wing mob attack on the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine, a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of at least 42 people and more than 100 injured. Today there still is no justice in sight for the mourners of the victims.
Those deaths on May 2, 2014, came just months after the democratically elected president was forced out of office by politicians, mass protests and violent right-wing organizations. This resulted in growing tensions in Odessa over several weeks, which culminated with street clashes and the mob attack on the House of Trade Unions.
Many cellphone videos of the attack have been posted on the Internet, clearly showing people setting the union building on fire with Molotov cocktails. People can be seen jumping from the burning windows and dying when falling to the ground. People laying on the asphalt and those trying to escape were severely beaten with bats and other weapons. To date, not one of the perpetrators of these murderous actions has been brought to justice.
At the same time, survivors from the arson as well as several of their sympathizers were arrested and many of them are still in prison, many never having been charged with a crime. Family members, friends and supporters of the victims and survivors have repeatedly held memorials at the site of the killings, demanding an international investigation leading to prosecution of those responsible.
Each year on May 2, thousands of Odessans gather there, despite repeated threats by extreme right-wing organizations to attack the mourners. The organizations listed below call on all those who value justice to hold local events on May 2 in solidarity with the people of Odessa and in support of their demand for an international investigation.
We further call for an end to the harassment and legal repression of survivors of the May 2 tragedy, of their relatives and supporters, and of journalists attempting to investigate the situation.
This Call has been initiated by the Odessa Solidarity Campaign (USA) and Prague Spring 2 (Europe). To see which organizations and individuals who endorsed this call, please visit our blog.