Baranavichy activists apply for authorization a picket dated to 95th anniversary of Belarusian People's Republic

2013 2013-03-11T16:53:39+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On 7 March, civil activists of Baranavichy filed an application with Baranavichy City Executive Committee for the authorization of their picket dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the Belarusian People's Republic.

The aim of the action is to inform the Baranavichy citizens that on 25 March 1918 Belarusians declared the independence of their state and that BPR was the foundation on which the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic and the present-day Belarus were grounded.

"We intend not only to turn the people's attention to the establishment of our first national state, Belarusian People's Republic, in March 1918, but also to express disagreement with the steps made by the present authorities in the political, economical and cultural spheres," stated civil activist Viktar Syrytsa.

The picket is expected to gather about ten participants.