Salihorsk authorities ban pickets
Salihorsk pro-democratic activists will not be able to stage a picket in support of political prisoners and a meeting to discuss the results of the 4th All-Belarusian Assembly, after their applications were rejected by local executive authorities.
The ban refers to the applicants’ failure to meet the provisions of Article 5 of the Mass Events Code. However, officials failed to specify the exact reasons for the decision.
One of the activists who submitted the bid Uladzimir Shyla says he is not going to appeal the ban, but will apply for more pickets instead.