The rally near the Trade Unions building began at 2 p.m. It was attended by at least 1,000 people. According to local press reports, there were no incidents, except for one, where exalted citizens tried to beat up 1+1 Channel TV crew.
Apparent Antimaidan supporters in the crowd shouted "Fascism will not pass!" and "We won't not forget, We won't forgive!".
Black balloons and white doves were released into the sky.
According to police estimates, at the peak of the memorial meeting there were 2,000-3,000 Odesa residents at Kulykove field.
After the rally, people continued to bring flowers to the House of Trade Unions. As of 4:15 p.m., there were about 500 people on the square. Some of Odesa inhabitants came with St.George's ribbons (pro-Russian symbol) on their clothes, but the police did not react to it, Trassa E-95 reports.
At the same time, a memorial service was held at the Soborna Square, which gathered about 300 people. They commemorated the Euromaidan supporters who died on May 2, 2014, and held a prayer service.
The rally at Soborna Square dedicated to six pro-Ukrainian activists killed last year, Photo by Polish journalist Piotr Pogorzelski.