Hrodna Authorities Fear Christ

2007 2007-07-12T20:37:04+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

A plain-air Christ has landed in Harodnia (from the title of a book by the Belarusian classic Uladzimir Karatkevich) was to take place on 13-15 July in Hrodna. The organizer of the plain-air Henik Loika told that according to the preliminary approval of the city authorities, a sand statue of Christ was to appear at the bank of Nioman near Drama theatre.

However for today the authorities changed their mind to give permission for the plain-air. Some reports say that the head of Hrodna executive committee Aliaksandr Antonenka wants to inspect the place where statute of Christ is to be created. Only after his authorization there is a chance for holding the plain-air. The new date of the event is 20-21 July.