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More than 100 Ukraine supporters march in downtown Jacksonville

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Demonstrators supporting Ukraine march on Jacksonville's Main Street Bridge on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.

People gathered in downtown Jacksonville on Friday, some waving a Ukraine flag, others carrying signs condemning Russia’s attack on the country. The demonstrators marched through downtown and onto the Main Street bridge.

And many of them had their own personal stories to share. Loved ones fighting, some are taking shelter in metro stations, and women and children are trying to flee to safety.

One man who immigrated from Ukraine told News4JAX it’s his birthday. One of his friends, who is taking up arms to fight the invasion, called to wish him a happy birthday Thursday because he wasn’t sure he’d be alive Friday, and he hasn’t heard from him again.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner News4Jax.