Freedom Day action banned in Slonim
On 7 March members of the democratic society of Slonim
applied to the Slonim District Executive Committee with the application for
authorization of a rally dedicated to the Freedom Day, 25 March (the date of
the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic in 1918), in the city
The Slonim DEC gave a formal refusal: though the application had been filed on 7 March, it had been registered on 11 March, whereas an application is to be filed 15 days before the action. However, the democratic activists intend to hold their action anyway.