Many either come from the Ukraine or still have family there. A woman spoke to her friend who said her entire family was being bombed. There is no connection and they are hiding in shelters.
“There is no electricity. There is no water. There is no food. People are dying,” said one protester.
There were also protesters with no Ukrainian connections who wanted to show their support.
The majority of the protesters told ABC13 they were demanding a no-fly zone, military support and medical assistance from the US government.
“We can start with step one, that’s that. No-fly zone. Please save Ukrainian lives. The innocent lives of children and warriors there,” said another protester.
You can feel the insecurity and fear in many. A woman says her 85-year-old mother is in Ukraine and cannot leave her because of her age and health problems. So she must hold out while her city is being bombed.
Others say they know people who can’t connect with loved ones, so they don’t know if they’re alive.
“It’s heartbreaking that we are talking about broken families of people. Men stay to fight and women to fight. A mother leaves her children in the bomb shelter while she fights on,” said one woman.
The principal of Houston’s Ukrainian school told ABC13 that a handful of American citizens called her and asked how they could enroll.
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https://abc13.com/ukraine-russia-war-enlist/11627428/ The Houston rally supports Ukraine, which is asking the US government for a no-fly zone, military support and medical assistance