Passports Сhecked at Yanka Kupala’s Anniversary Celebration in Viazynka

2007 2007-07-09T16:18:43+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Passports Сhecked at Yanka Kupala’s Anniversary Celebration in Viazynka

Festivities dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Yanka Kupala, the classical poet of the Belarusian literature, took place in the village of Viazynka near Minsk - the home village of the poet. Despite the attempts of the police and KGB officers to prevent opposition activists from celebrating, the leader of the movement “For Freedom!” Aliaksandar Milinkevich and his colleagues honored the memory of the poet.

The event organized by members of the movement was held near the monument of the Belarusian poet. More than 200 people with national symbols on their clothes were singing Belarusian patriotic songs and reading poems. “Rekha” band gave an acoustic concert.

The police and KGB officers checked passports and examined personal belongings at the entrance to the memorial complex of Yanka Kupala. They were checking documents, sacks and bags of the visitors, asked about unregistered symbols, and looked for leaflets and banners.

 

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