Klimavichy District Executive Committee refuses to authorize Freedom Day picket
Klimavichy activists of
"Tell the Truth" received an answer from Klimavichy DEC to
their application for holding a picket at the city market, dated to
the Freedom Day, 25 March.
The authorities refused to authorize the event writing that "your application couldn't be considered as far as it doesn't correspond to Article 5 of the Law "On Mass Events" of 30 December 1997".
Local activists of "Tell the Truth" Aliaksandr Balobin sayshe isn't surprized with such an answer.
"We intended to hold the picket on 23 March on the territory of the city market. The application for the action was filed on 4 March by three activists of "Tell the Truth". Frankly speaking, we didn't expect anything else. But we aren't going to surrender. Yesterday we filed a new application, after consulting human rights defenders. If the authorities don't grant this application either, we will seek ways to mark Freedom Day in Klimavichy in some other way. We already have some ideas about it," commented the activist.