'Sunflower path' weaves through Rīga on Ukraine's Independence Day

To celebrate Ukraine's Independence Day and to show solidarity with Ukrainians, the association “Tavi draugi” (Your Friends) organizes a 'Sunflower Path' – a live chain of people handing sunflowers from the help center on Ventspils Street to the Ukrainian embassy on Wednesday, August 24.

The flashmob began on Wednesday at 12:00, Ventspils Street 50, Rīga, and ended around 13:00 at the Ukrainian embassy.

Latvian Television and Latvian Radio observed a large crowd taking part.

Sunflower fields are one of the symbols of Ukraine, and these flowers have also become a sign of freedom and solidarity with Ukraine elsewhere in the world. The association calls for a joint effort on Ukraine's Independence Day to deliver sunflowers to the Ukrainian embassy.

“This is finally an event where we ask not to donate but to show our attitude. And what can be more beautiful than giving flowers,“ said the volunteer of the association, Kaspars Bērziņš.

“We've created a map of where our coordinators will be. We're inviting people to meet,” said director Laura Čaupale.

It is expected that the sunflowers will be handed to the Ukrainian ambassador to Latvia.

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