Ukrainians protest occupation in Kherson as Russian troops watch

STORY: The demonstration saw Ukrainians chanting and waving flags, and traffic signs had also been painted with the Ukrainian colors of yellow and blue.

One woman tied herself to a post in protest while a flag also flew from the top of a building in the city.

Russian occupying forces are planning to stage a "pseudo" referendum in the southern Ukrainian port city of

Kherson to create a breakaway region, the deputy head of the local council said on Saturday (March 12).

Russian forces captured Kherson following the start of an invasion on February 24, but pro-Ukraine protesters have taken to the streets in the city to protest the invasion force.

During a previous protest in Kherson on Wednesday (March 9), 400 Ukrainians were arrested for their "furious resistance," Ukraine's military high command said in a statement.

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