According to an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent, up to 100 people participated in the rally.
“This is not a political rally, it was not organized by political
forces – not indifferent people came here, who want to preserve their
freedom and live freely in their own country, but not the way our
government is imposing,” the co-chairman of Kharkiv Human Rights Group,
Yevhen Zakharov, said.
“It is very important for us that not only the residents of Kharkiv
and Ukraine, but the authorities could see that they will not get away
with another infringement of freedom of speech. We have demonstrated
that Kharkiv also wants to see this. Later we will possibly start
planning more active steps to prevent the events that occurred with our
opposition channels,” rally organizer Viktoria Cherevko said.