Zhlobin: official events dedicated to Day of Builder instead of a picket
Zhlobin District Executive
Committee did not allow to hold two pickets, planned by members of
the Belarusian Leftist Party "Fair World" on 9 and 10
August. The denial, signed by the head of the executive committee
Henadz Suzdaleu, was recived by the head of the Zhlobin district
organization of the “Fair World”, Valery Rybchanka.
The applicants intended to hold the both pickets in the “Dniaprouski” park.
First of them was dedicated to a problem faced by the Free Trade Union of Metalworkers: the Ministry of Justice refused to return the union its seal and documents. Rybchanka and his supporters were going to draw the attention of Zhlobin residents to this situation, but the head of the executive committee explained that the action could not be authorized as the oganizers didn't enter into service contracts with the police, medics and public utilities.
“We also intended to hold another picket on 10 August in order to convey to Zhlobin residents our vision of the challenges facing Zhlobin, but it was forbidden with a reference to some events on the occasion of the Day of Builder, which will be allegedly held in the park”, stated Mr. Rybchanka.
A similar thing happened in the Homel region, where a picket was banned with a reference to a rehersal of dance collectives prior to the “Sozh Roundelay”, which will be held in September 2013.