Antinuclear Flash-mob in Minsk

2007 2007-04-10T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”


In the evening of 9 April a flash-mob against atomic power plant building in Belarus without public discussion took place in Minsk.

At 7.30 p.m. 10 young people gathered at the Belarusian State Circus building, put on inhalers and bands with a radiation danger sign. They carried ‘Belarus without APP’ street banner. In several minutes the action participants rolled up the banner and marched towards the Victory Square, where they distributed 200 leaflets among the passers-by. Headlined ‘Without APP!’ the leaflets contained statements of the ambassador of France in Belarus Mireille Musso, the director of the National Scientific-Practical Center of Radioactive Medicine and Human Ecology Eleanora Kapitonava, the corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences Ivan Nikitchanka and the doctor of technical sciences, professor Ryhor Lepin.

According to the quoted opinion of M. Musso, ‘Belarusians suffered considerably from the Chernobyl atomic power plant breakdown and have been surviving its consequences since then’ that is why ‘it is necessary to ask the opinion of the Belarusian citizens concerning the atomic power plant construction and offer alternative power resources’.

Nobody was detained during the action.