Anti-nuclear pickets are banned again
The authorities still don’t authorize actions of protest against the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Astravets district. The executive committees of Vileika and Maladzechna did not grant the petitions for authorization of anti-nuclear pickets in these towns.
The refusals are not based on any laws and the reasons for them are quite doubtful. In Vileika the petition was rejected as ‘The Presidential Order for construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravets has not been signed yet’, whereas Maladzechna activists again received a runaround that ‘the provisions of part 1 of Article 1 and Article 5 of the Law of the Republic of Belarus On mass actions in the Republic of Belarus haven’t been implemented’ by them.