Wheel-Chair Disabled Picket
According to RFE/RL, on 5 May wheel-chair disabled held a number of pickets in Minsk and other cities of Belarus against violations of their rights. The action was devoted to the World Day of Solidarity of the Disabled. Leaders of the association of wheel-chair disabled stated that the state of the disabled in Belarus was worsening with every year. More than 20 people lined up along Banhalor Square in Minsk in order to remind the authorities about the problems of the disabled – absence of appropriate social and medical provision and the possibility of employment. In their hands they held the posters: “We want to work”, “Authorities and Housing Committees ignore our problems”, State system against the disabled”.