ACTION OF SOLIDARITY WITH FAMILIES OF MISSING POLITICIANS AND POLITICAL PRISONERS TOOK PLACE IN MINSK

17.11.2009 12:32  |  English » News

At 6 p.m nearly 40 people  stood alongside the Nezalezhnasci Avenue ("Independence Ave" - the central avenue of the city), holding portraits of missing politicians Jury Zaharanka, Viktar Hanchar, Dzmitry Zavadzki, and political prisoner Artsyom Dubski. They also held the streamer "We remember" and two white-red-white flags. The participants of the action called out the slogans "Free political prisoners!", "Long Live Belarus!", "Free Dubski!", "Free Asipenka!".

 

Among the participants of the action there were BCD activists, including the Co-Chairman of the steering committee for creating of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" Vital Rymasheuski, politicians Anatol Liabedzka, Liavon Barshcheuski, Dzmitry Bandarenka, Zmitser Dashkevich, civic activist Viachaslau Siuchyk, artist Ales Pushkin etc.

 

A firework was arranged just before the action by unknown people.

 

Unlike during all the similar actions before (opposition conducts solidarity actions every 16th day of each month) the police did not interfere with the event and let the journalists work.

 

To the opinion of Vital Rymasheuski, the fact that the action had not been broken up brutally as usual is not connected with consideration of Belarus affairs these days in Brusselsі.

 

- This is just another confirmation that Belarusian authorities are unpredictable, - said Rymasheuski.

 

Vital Rymasheuski stated that he would take part in solidarity actions each month further on and invited all the members of BCD to participate in such actions as well.

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