Organizer of Milavidy feast summonsed to police
On 9 June civic activist Viktar
Syrytsa, organizer of a festival in honor of the 150th anniversary of
the Battle of Milavidy, received a notice to come to the Baranavichy
District Police Department on 12 June, signed by the acting head of
the Police Department, lieutenant colonel D. Maisenia. The letter
states that a report of administrative violation was drawn against
Mr. Syrytsa and he needed to come to the Baranavichy DPD (Chkalau
Street, 5-333) to sign it.
"They can not forgive me holding the Milavidy feast on 2 June in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Milavidy. skay. On 3 and 20 May the Baranavichy CEC issued two unlawful bans on the cultural and historical event. I believe that the law was violated not by us, but by the Baranavichy CEC, which violated Article 51 of the Constitution of Belarus, preventing us from taking part in the cultural life," commented Mr. Syrytsa.
In the photo: participants of the Milavidy feast in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Milavidy