Brest citizens are not allowed to demand return of social guarantees
The local authorities are doing everything possible to smother the civil initiative for returning of the liquidated social guarantees.
Recently the civil activists L.Dzianisenka, A.Khudasoutsava and Z.Mikhniuk have applied to Brest city executive committee for authorization of the meeting of the initiative group for returning of discounts for public transport. At first they reached the agreement of the administration of the Culture House of the trade unions of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus to rent its hall since 10 am till 2 pm on 11 October 2008 (as it was not planned to hold any other actions there at the specified time).
However, five days before the meeting the executive committee refused to authorize it as the number of the participants had not been mentioned in the application.
But the most interesting thing is that the following day the applicants received a letter from the director of the Culture House: ‘On 11 October Brest theater of puppets will hold a charitable performance ‘Small fairy’ for orphan and disabled children. That’s why the House of Culture has no opportunity to present the hall for holding your assembly. We offer You our apologies.’