Homel: another rally banned
Members of the
Belarusian Leftist Party “Fair World” intend to hold a rally on 20 November in
order to discuss the
socio-economic situation in Homel and the country as a whole. The
head of the regional structure of the party Uladzimir Siakerka filed an
appropriate application with the Homel City Executive Committee and also
decided to conclude service agreements with the police, ambulance and public
However, medics and police refused to conclude such agreements. In particular, the chief physician of the ambulance hospital, Mikalai Kishka, stated that all ambulance cars would be busy on 20 November and would be unable to keep duty at the rally for two hours. The police stated they couldn’t conclude the agreement as they had no ruling of the executive committee concerning the order of concluding the agreement and payment for the services.
As a result, on 3 November Uladzimir Siarkerka addressed the executive committee with the request to discriminate why the police refused to conclude a service agreement with him. He believes that the authorities create artificial obstacles to prevent the local activists from holding the action.