THE DAY OF FREEDOM - 2010
The Minsk city executive office allowed the democratic forces to conduct a mass event on the Day of Freedom on March 25 in Minsk, but suggested they should do it at Bangalor square.
In spite of the authorities’ prohibition, time and place of gathering of the participants of the event remain the same – 6 p.m. at the spot near the building of the presidium of the Academy of Sciences. The people can come there with national symbols to celebrate the day of Freedom. The organizers say the scenario of further development of the event will be defined there. The first variant was to come to Janka Kupala square from the Academy of sciences by the sidewalks and conduct a meeting there.
According to the weather forecast, the Day of Freedom will be sunny and warm, 15 degrees above zero.
The leader of the BPF party Aliaksej Janukevich stated that the actions of the organizers of the rally “will depend on the quantity of people who gather to celebrate the Day of Freedom and on their mood”. “We have different variants on how the events could develop, but one I can promise for sure – we are not leading people to Bangalor square”.
We remind herewith, that the Belarusian Christian Democracy initiated a campaign on collecting signatures under the petition to the authorities demanding to make March 25 and September 08 state holidays.
«We consider March 25 a Day of Independence of Belarus, September 08 – a Day of Military Glory and Homeland defenders. That is why today we declare the beginning of the campaign on collecting signatures of the citizens to make these days state holidays and non-working days, — said the Co-Chairman of the BCD Vital Rymasheuski.
Anyone can sign this petition; it is also available on-line at the BCD web-site. All the participants of the action on March 25 will also have an opportunity to sign the petition live.
The BCD also appeals to commemorate Larysa Heniush - an outstanding Belarusian poet and patriot, a sincere Christian and martyr of the communist GULAG.