Feb 28, 2022 - News

Central Ohio stands in solidarity with Ukraine

Crew fans hold up Ukraine flags in the stands
Columbus Crew fans hold up Ukrainian flags before Saturday's game. Photo: Trevor Ruszkowski/USA Today Sports

Central Ohioans are showing their support for Ukraine amid an invasion by Russia.

Why it matters: Ohio is home to tens of thousands of residents with Ukrainian descent, including around 5,000 people in Columbus.

The latest: Here are a number of ways our state reacted to the invasion over the weekend:

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ The Ukrainian Cultural Association of Ohio, founded in 1983 and located in Columbus, demonstrated Saturday at the Statehouse to rally support, WSYX reports.

⚽ The Columbus Crew held a moment of silence for Ukraine before its season opener, per the Columbus Dispatch's Jacob Myers.

🎭 The Palace Theatre featured the word "Peace" in blue and yellow on its rotating marquee.

πŸ™οΈ The LeVeque Tower appears to have displayed Ukraine's colors over the weekend.

πŸ›οΈ Gov. Mike DeWine, co-chair of the nationwide Council of Governors, called the invasion "unacceptable" and offered solidarity with the state's Ukrainian population.

Go here for an interactive version. Data: U.S. Census; Map: Kavya Beheraj/Axios
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