Saturday, 25 January 2014 01:59

Lithuanians supporting Ukraine will take to the streets of Vilnius Saturday morning

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A non-partisan social initiative “United We Stand for Ukraine” launched Thursday evening by JPP “Create for Lithuania” received immediate community support and interest overnight. Having gained legal support from the Vilnius municipality, the initiative also received wide media attention and feedbacsk from different organizations.
More than 1600 people have registered to attend the Saturday morning event on the event’s Facebook page. During the social initiative’s event, a human chain will be formed which will represent support for Ukrainians’ democratic values and freedom.

Organizations such as “Solidarity with Ukrainian Protesters,” Lithuanian National Union of Students, social initiative “White Gloves,” “Liberal Youth,” “Scouts,” “Volunteers of Culture,” “Lithuanian Youth Council,” “WEF Global Shapers,” and others are participating in the initiative. Support for the event has also come from government representatives such as Gintaras Steponavičius, Mantas Adomėnas, and Nijolė Oželytė.
Initiative is reaching out globally.

After gaining support from Lithuanian communities abroad, JPP „Create for Lithuania“has spread the initiative world-wide. If you are with us and share the support for Ukraine’s democratic values and freedom, you can take a picture with the international slogan “United We Stand for Ukraine” (https://www.facebook.com/United4Ukraine).
Only in one “United We Stand for Ukraine” received pictures supporting Ukraine from people around the world from Washington DC, New York City and Florida to Bangkok, London, Milan and Vilnius initiative was also supported by the EU Ambassador in Moscow Vygaudas Ušackas and his wife.
Getting ready for the initiative.

In order for the initiative to go smoothly and as planned, the organizers invite you to familiarize yourself with the action plan.
The distance between the European Commission and the Embassy of Ukraine will be divided into eight sections which will be managed by the section’s coordinator. Participants will be able to identify section coordinators by their bright yellow vests and their photos will be posted on the event’s Facebook page. 

Everyone wishing to participate needs to register for one of the eight sections which can be done here: http://goo.gl/AJUxDD.
Participants will be welcomed at the following sections:
1. Vilniaus st. 10 (Representation of the European Commission in Lithuania office);
2. Vilniaus st. 23 (“Da Antonio” restaurant);
3. Vilniaus st. 27 (Chief Official Ethics Commission);
4. Intersection of Islandijos st. and Vilniaus st. (Ministry of Health);
5. Vilniaus st. 33 (“Franki” winery);
6. Intersection of Palangos st. and Pylimo st.;
7. 4 Kalinausko st. (Center Clinic, Naujamiestis bureau);
8. Intersection of Kalinausko st. and Teatro st.

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