Belarusian Helsinki Committee Demands Investigation of Fight at Social March

2007 2007-11-08T20:14:52+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 4 November when the Social March demonstration crossed Yakub Kolas and Surhanau Streets in Minsk, a group of young people in black (about 50 persons) separated from the column and put up a fight in the traffic area. Many of them were chanting fascist slogans.

The republican human rights public association Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC) is searching after victims and witnesses of the fight during the Social March. BelaPAN has been informed about that by a BHC member Dzmitry Charnykh. As said by him, witnesses and victims of the incident are searched for carrying out a public investigation.

Besides, Dz.Charnykh notes that the BHC has prepared a complaint to the General Prosecutor’s office with a request to carry out an investigation of the facts of illegal actions by some participants of the March, and to take steps to bring to responsibility office holders that had tolerated chanting Nazi slogans and beating up participants of the meeting.

As Dz.Charnykh noted, according to BHC observers, the incident with a mass fight during the Social March was provoked by representatives of pro-fascist unregistered organizations.