During the rally, the attendees read poems in honor of the 2014 massacre victims and read out the names of the 48 people killed during the clashes between radicals and protesters, and the Trade Unions House fire.
Those at the remembrance rally in Odessa also said that they had been prohibited from flying banners and showing the victims' photos during the event.
On May 2, 2014, pro-Kiev radicals blocked a group of people protesting against the coup-imposed government in the House of the Trade Unions. Shortly thereafter, the radicals set the building on fire with Molotov cocktails. The probe launched by Ukraine's authorities to investigate the matter has not yet yielded significant progress, and has failed to convict anyone for the 2014 events.