Yan Dziarzhautsau proposes authorities to join organization of pickets
Vitsebsk activist of the Conservative-Christian Party
"Belarusian Popular Front" Yan Dziarzhautsau filed applications for
authorization of 6 more pickets with the three district executive committees of
While prohibiting opposition's actions, the authorities usually refer to ruling #881, adopted by the Vitsebsk Regional Executive Committee on 10 July 2009. According to point 3 of this decision, organizers of mass events need to conclude service agreements with police, medics and public utilities provided the events take place without participation of state officials. However, these institutions have always refused to sign such agreements for different reasons during the last 18 months. Seeing no other ways out, the applicant decided to propose the authorities to join the organization of the pikets.
Mr. Dziarzhautsau thinks that the topics of the pickets are very important for the society. On 22 April he wants to hold pickets in three districts of Vitsebsk in order to inform the population about the role of the Communist ideology in destruction of the national culture, language and identity of the Belarusian people. On 26 April he wants to hold three more pickets, dedicated to the anniversary of the Chernobyl accident. He also wants to discuss the possible circumstances of the construction of a nuclear power plant on the territory of Belarus.